David Winch

David Winch has spent most of the last three months in the Crown Court listening to prosecution evidence concerning Simon Pearce, an unqualified accountant c

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A Cornish accountant was sentenced to seven years in jail this week for defrauding his clients and cheating HMRC of £2m in tax.

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One AccountingWEB member sparked an ethical debate, when he posted on Any An

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When people have been convicted of the same fraud how should a confiscation of their fraudulently obtained money be divided, asks Nick Huber.

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The Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal of a criminal lifestyle confiscation and output VAT case, which accountants may find "disappointing", 

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As daunting a prospect as it might be, the first tier tax tribunal (FTT) is something accountants and tax advisers are likely to face at some point during their career.

The Revenue will start a programme of telephoning businesses registered with and supervised by HMRC under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) 2007.

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The European Commission has made a proposal for a fourth money lau

The Post Office is to investigate further whether accounting software used by its branches it to blame for unexplained losses. 

David Winch highlights the key issues for accountants in the updated money laundering regulations issued by the Treasury last month.

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