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Accounting Discipline by ICAEW – Failure of Quality Assurance and Practice Possibly Ceased

The ICAEW this month made an accounting discipline finding against a West Yorkshire accountant in their 70s for failure of quality assurance. The accountant is, or was, a sole practitioner who failed to respond to quality assurance issues raised with … Continue reading

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Complex HMRC Telephone Helplines

HMRC’s telephone helplines are notoriously complex to work through. With so many options and time left holding on, the costs can quickly rack-up. Despite past criticism by Parliament, the bugs are still there. Just this week the problem was highlighted … Continue reading

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CIMA Lose in High Court Over a Single Email

CIMA last month lost the High Court judicial review of the Margaret May disciplinary case. CIMA had argued that a single email, sent internally by Mrs May in her role on the CIMA governing council, was supposedly confidential. But that … Continue reading

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Birmingham accountant jailed in £1m tax fraud

“Muhammad Butt, proprietor of accountancy firm ABMG Business Services, was asked by HMRC to provide documents he held for two businesses that were under investigation. But despite receiving a court order in March 2010 he refused to hand over the … Continue reading

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Margaret May V CIMA, Revised High Court Judgment Date

The revised date for the High Court judgment in the judicial review of Margaret May and CIMA is now expected to be delivered in early June. This is a high-profile case and it is hoped the High Court ruling might … Continue reading

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Accountants – Disciplinary Process

If you are a member of ICAEW (or other accounting or auditing body) and have a complaint against you I would advise legal help with your approach at the earliest stage, even if the legal help is on an intermittant … Continue reading

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ICAEW Professional Complaints

If you are an accountant and you have a professional complaint against you, it is important to plan your strategy for dealing with the complaint and, preferably , to get legal advice quickly, before entering into detailed correspondence about the … Continue reading

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