The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has recently published a report highlighting the benefits of measuring, using and reporting sustainability information for small businesses and their advisers.
Smaller companies in Singapore are looking at a 90% reduction in time spent filing returns thanks to a new software partnership that aims to automate filing for companies with simple financials.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on fast and dramatic changes that have been challenging for people and businesses at all ends of society and the economy. Small businesses, in particular, are facing unique pressures as populations self-isolate. Accountancy Europe has created a useful guide for accountants looking to help their Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) […]
Inspired by the early success of Open Banking, in a paper this week the Bank of England(BoE) explores a vision for open data across the whole economy. The Bank thinks it could help close a £22bn funding gap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in that country. Data has unique properties that make it more beneficial to access […]
Over the past two days Data Amplified has heard a lot about the use of XBRL for standardisation within enterprises. During the plenary Mr Xie Haibin, Deputy General Manager of Finance at PetroChina, presented on how standardised granular data has been beneficial for PetroChina. Xie demonstrated how using structured transactional data has been crucial for […]
The Bank of Spain has put into effect regulations for providing a standardised bank credit score to SMEs. The score is based on XBRL company filings from the business registrar combined with benchmark data about the performance of the relevant individual business sector from ECCBSO.
Online media portal Russia Today is reporting that the Bank of Russia is planning on simplifying procedures for the issuance of securities by SMEs, including the introduction of XBRL. The intention is to improve the bond market by cutting costs and improving the flow of information to investors. The CBRF also plans legislation changes to improve overall handling […]
A guest editorial in The Age newspaper details red tape reduction efforts that will be of particular benefit to small and medium sized businesses. In addition to reducing tax filing requirements outright for almost 500.000 businesses, the article stresses the efforts of the Australian government’s use of Standard Business Reporting to reduce paperwork burdens, freeing […]