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October 1, 2012
In June 2011, the UK Government launched a consultation document on the introduction of a statutory residence test which the government proposed to introduce in April 2012. This has now been delayed until 6 April 2013. The response to this...
October 1, 2012
In an earlier edition of Border Crossing - 1st Quarter 2012 - we reported on significant and adverse changes to the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) provisions. Those changes have now been legislated, with effect from 1 October 2012.
September 18, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Getting the team together to share and celebrate growth and success is certainly difficult, especially when that team encompasses 32,500 people across 700 offices worldwide. However, on 20 September 2012, we will see our network of staff across 90...
September 14, 2012
Jean M Stephens
The World Economic Forum (the organisers of Davos) has issued its latest Global Competitiveness Report. This is a fascinating insight into the health of economies beyond simply GDP, and the largest study of its kind. You can read the full report...
September 3, 2012
Jean M Stephens
Following the incredible events of the Arab Spring, a wave of change continues to sweep through Africa. Reading this article in the Wall Street Journal I was reminded of how dynamic the socio-political situation is across this continent.
September 1, 2012
Private equity acquired an unfavourable public reputation during the years preceding the 2008 financial crash. Critics indicted private equity houses for overleveraging distressed companies, stripping their assets and generating huge returns at the...
September 1, 2012
This thirteenth edition features:
August 22, 2012
Below is a thought-provoking guest post on auditors role in fighting fraud and corruption from Morne Pienaar, Internal Audit Manager at RSM Betty & Dickson in South Africa. In South Africa it is nearly impossible to read the news without seeing...
August 8, 2012
Jean M Stephens
I am delighted to see that UK member firm, RSM Tenon, are involved in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, alongside other sponsors; Barclays and Virgin.
July 26, 2012
I am delighted to share with you this touching and inspiring story from a group of trainees from the Johannesburg Office of RSM Member Firm in South Africa, RSM Betty & Dickson.

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