Insight / CIOT announces 2017-18 presidential team

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has confirmed its team of officers for 2017-18 with John Preston set to take over as the institute’s new president from the current postholder, Bill Dodwell, in May

Tax / BEIS launches review of Scottish limited partnerships

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to undertake an official review of limited partnerships in the UK, focusing particularly on alleged 'criminal' exploitation of Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs)

Audit / ICSA and Investment Association drive to improve board engagement

Governance leaders in UK business and investment are launching a joint project to provide guidance on how the boards of the UK’s top companies can better reflect the views of their employees and other stakeholders in their decision making, with the aim of issuing voluntary guidance ahead of the outcome of a government consultation on improving governance

Professional Development / People in the news: Saffrey Champness, Duff & Phelps, KPMG

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, Saffrey Champness elects a new chairman, Duff & Phelps appoints a sports expert as managing director, an office senior partner is appointed at KPMG in Newcastle

Insight / CABA helps ICAEW members discover career adaptability

CABA has launched an online career adaptability tool for ICAEW members and their families, to show users how capable they are when adapting and managing change occurring in modern working life

Insight / Finance Mole: down and out in Paris

A conference in a dodgy part of town leaves Finance Mole battered and bruised by a combination of missing delegates and an exuberant finance team

Insight / Labour panned over proposed maximum earnings cap

There has been widespread criticism of calls from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for a cap on the earnings of top executives working for companies which want to do business with the public sector, after he suggested there could either be a ceiling on salaries, or the introduction of a fixed worker/executive pay ratio

Tax / HMRC’s move to regional centres unrealistic and over budget, says NAO

HMRC’s plans to close dozens of local offices and move to a network of regional hubs have been branded ‘unrealistic’ by the National Audit Office (NAO), which warns there is a high a risk of disruption, while changing the strategy could diminish the long term financial and business gains

Professional Development / People in the news: Moore Thompson, Haslers, Hayward Wright

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a partner promotion and retirement at Moore Thompson, Haslers have appointed a chairman, Hayward Wright adds a member to its team

Insight / ESMA seeks candidates for corporate reporting committee

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a call for candidates in order to renew the composition of its consultative working group (CWG) which advises its  corporate reporting standing committee (CRSC)

Insight / Competition toughens for accounting roles

Competition has increased for accountants looking for jobs in 2017 as 115,000 individuals applied for roles in the sector last year, equating to 17 applications per job, according to research from CV-Library

Insight / Brexit: rights for EU citizens working in the UK

Following the Brexit vote, many employers remain uncertain on the future implications of recruiting workers from EU countries. Stuart Chamberlain, employment law specialist, Wolters Kluwer, explores the issues around EU citizens working in the UK and vice versa

Insight / Government head to tackle workplace exploitation

Sir David Metcalf has been named as the government’s first director of labour market enforcement, to oversee a crackdown on exploitation in the workplace, including tackling minimum wage violations, which will include wider sharing of HMRC data

Insight / BHP expands with Sheffield accounting merger

Yorkshire-based firm of chartered accountants, BHP has merged with Sheffield based GVT chartered accountants, which was prompted by the terminal illness of a key member of the team

Insight / FTSE 100 chiefs overtake average UK salary in two days

By lunchtime today in the first working week of the year, FTSE 100 chief executives will already have collected the equivalent of the average worker’s salary, marking ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’