ASB clarity is a welcome step

20 February 2012

KPMG senior technical partner Andrew Vials considers the ASB’s FRS 100 proposals as a step in the right direction

How the NHS Commissioning Board will function

20 February 2012

At the meeting of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) on 2 February 2012, a proposal was presented on the design and function of the organisation together with the next steps for implementation. This was discussed against the background of the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill which is still going through Parliament and is currently at the House of Lords, writes Thoreya Swage.

FTT back on the EU agenda

20 February 2012

The announcement that the French plan to introduce a financial transaction tax revives speculation about whether it will – or can – become a reality across Europe.

The road to ruin

17 February 2012

Employee mileage claims need to be accurate to avoid an unwelcome visit from an HMRC inspector, says Paul Jackson

Two workers missing as rig catches fire

16 February 2012

An offshore rig exploring for gas in the waters off the oil rich Nigeria Delta caught fire on 17 January. The company that own the rig, Chevron, announced that two workers are missing and a further two have been hospitalised with burns.

Theft and respect for service users and property

16 February 2012

Last year saw yet more cases of the theft of valuables and possessions from service users in the care sector, many of the crimes perpetrated by the very staff paid to protect them. Martin Hodgson investigates the situation.