Insight / People in the news: Mazars, Armstrong Watson, Bishop Fleming

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, Mazars appoints a managing partner in Scotland, a partner specialising in healthcare joins Armstrong Watson, Bishop Fleming gains a director of finance

Insight / Accountants and firms count on friends at work

The majority of accountants view work colleagues as friends and rely on them for personal and professional support, according to research from CV-Library which suggests there are also benefits to employers from a friendly workplace

Insight / Government response to the Taylor review: what you need to know

A Good Work plan was released last week by the government, accepting almost all of Taylor’s recommendations outlined in his report into working practices with a raft of consultations being released. Croner-i Human Resources outlines the key recommendations for worker rights, pay, sick pay, employment status and agency workers

Insight / Financial services companies challenged to sign up to gender diversity

Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury committee, has written to over 30 firms in the financial services industry challenging them to sign up to the women in finance charter or explain the reasons why they have not done so, in a bid to increase the pressure to improve gender diversity in the sector

Insight / Accounting job applications up 88%

The new year has seen job-seeking accounting professionals showing strong resolve to find new positions, with application rates in the sector rising by 88% in January 2018, compared to the end of 2017, according to job market data from CV-Library

Insight / PwC blows away winter blues at Wizard of Oz panto

The 32nd annual PwC Panto, the Wizard of Oz, is a dazzling display of technicolour talent and energy with 200 PwC staff and alumni performing the show, sharing the fun with 8,000-plus kids from inner city schools and charities, who get to go for free, not to mention the grown-ups

Insight / People in the news: Armstrong Watson, RSM, Moore Stephens

Career news this week includes a partner at Armstrong Watson is appointed as chairman of the firm, RSM appoints a corporate tax partner, a transfer pricing partner joins Moore Stephens from RSM

Insight / 78% of UK CFOs report rising stress levels in finance

Finance workers in the UK are among the most stressed in the world, and very few expect the situation to change over the next two years, according to a study by Robert Half UK

Insight / Millennial interviews: the assistant manager

This week CCH Daily talks to Adam Soilleux, an assistant manager in BDO’s London financial services team, on why he decided to turn away from banking and go into accountancy, whether he has any regrets and what he believes his toughest challenge is

Insight / BEIS research finds 'pay between assignment' contracts failing

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published background research on the use of pay between assignment (PBA) contracts and the role of umbrella organisations, two of the topics which are under consideration in current consultations on ‘good work’ proposals

Insight / Four ‘good work’ consultations published in response to Taylor review

The government has published four consultations setting out its proposals in response to the Matthew Taylor review of modern work practices, which will form part of its newly announced ‘good work’ plan

Insight / BEIS unveils ‘good work plan’ in response to Taylor review

The government has committed to act on all but one of the 53 recommendations from last year’s Taylor review of modern employment practices, with a package of reforms to support the gig economy, but no plans to reduce the difference between the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) of employees and the self-employed

Insight / Longe steps down as CEO of RSM

Laurence Longe is to step down as CEO of RSM after 22 years at the head of the firm, with current CEO David Gwilliam named as his successor in the top job

Insight / Tesco faces potential £4bn bill in equal pay challenge

Tesco is facing a class law suit in what is potentially the largest ever equal pay challenge in UK history, which could cost the supermarket giant £4bn to compensate workers for an apparent disparity between store workers and depot workers’ pay

Insight / People in the news: Haysmacintyre, Moore Stephens, Smith Cooper

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a partner promotion and a senior management hire at Haysmacintyre, Moore Stephens gains a transfer pricing partner from RSM, Smith Cooper appoints a senior executive and senior manager in its corporate finance team