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Viewpoints on the news during August 2020

Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.

How COVID transformed this major accounting firm

17 Aug 2020: The pandemic forced Moore Kingston Smith’s leadership team to rethink its working practices as a quick response to the challenges of lockdown. Managing partner Maureen Penfold believes it has opened up opportunities for the future.

Keep ethics front and centre always

17 August: Ethics underpins the work of Chartered Accountants, both in business and in practice. Keeping up to date with the latest ethical requirements is a vital part of CPD.

Enriching learning through work integration

14 August 2020: Will Holt is the Dean of Pearson Business School, a higher education institution on its way to becoming a university. He emphasises the value of work-integrated learning.

Business spotlight: pushing for tidal power

13 August: It is convenient to tag green ideas onto economic recovery following a global pandemic. But when it comes to supporting the technologies that deliver green, what is really going on?

How do we tackle the tax gap?

12 August: The National Audit Office issued a report on what HMRC and HM Treasury have been doing to close the gap between expected tax receipts and the amounts collected.

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