The week in two minutes: 27 November 2015
A round-up of the top content you may have missed this week from CA Today.
1. Autumn Statement and Spending Review: ICAS reaction and analysis
ICAS accountancy experts provide their analysis on key aspects of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015.
2. The world’s top 20 tax systems
The UK’s tax system is now ranked 15th in the world, while Qatar and UAE claimed the top spots, according to a new report. The report warned that the compliance burden for UK businesses has not eased.
3. Accounting CEOs in global low carbon call
The global accountancy profession has urged world leaders to demonstrate determination and political will in order to achieve a low carbon, sustainable future, ahead of the COP 21 Climate Change meeting in Paris.
4. China to expand use of global accounting rules
China has moved closer to advancing its use of IFRS, the Chinese Ministry of Finance and the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation have announced. Analysts say that using international accounting rules could help reassure foreign investors about the quality of Chinese company accounts.
5. Financial controllers to see 'highest salary rises'
Financial controllers, regulatory accountants and senior finance managers are among the professions that will see the highest salary increases in 2016, according to new research. The highest salary rises across all professions will be in technology, risk management, and finance and accounting roles.
6. Lessons from failed City Link redundancy prosecutions
The recent failed prosecution of former City Link directors does not mean that employers can avoid their responsibilities, reports David Menzies.
7. How your university affects your salary in banking and finance
If you work in banking and finance and you studied at Cambridge, Oxford or Edinburgh University, you are more likely to have a higher salary, according to new research.
8. Deep dive into pensions hot topics
Christine Scott reflects on some of the key issues discussed at the recent Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Scottish Conference.
9. Six strange Australian taxes
Every country has its bizarre tax laws and Australia certainly doesn’t escape the strangeness – from a queen bee levy to a special tax offset for seafarers.
10. Top four tips to make your business digital
From binning the filing cabinet to scheduling your tweets, our no-nonsense guide outlines some simple steps to transform the way you work.