Colin

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

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Colin: Of LLPs and fish stocks

Colin finds an interesting parallel to government's LLPs policy

24 Mar 2014

Celebs

Colin: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Colin speculates on the impact of HMRC's 'pay up first' tax avoidance policy on celebrities

13 Mar 2014

Colin: By the seat of their pants

Colin distils the latest insolvency news

26 Feb 2014

Colin: French speechless at Google tax shocker

Colin thought the people of Paris could no longer be surprised...

13 Feb 2014

Colin: Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin wades into the tax avoidance debate

30 Jan 2014

Colin: There's no app for Vodafone audit

Colin ponders how the Vodafone audit tender process might go down

24 Jan 2014

Colin: Where's the 'dislike' button?

Upon hearing about accountancy's social media habits, Colin wondered whether there are any downsides

20 Jan 2014

Colin: Show me the funny

Colin speculates on HMRC's reaction when it heard Jimmy Carr was to pay his tax bill

15 Jan 2014

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

Colin: What most guests missed at the British Accountancy Awards

Colin made quite a discovery after the British Accountancy Awards finished

25 Nov 2013

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

Colin: Vive la (tax) revolution!

Colin was rather tickled by the idea of French football's strike over a so-called 'supertax'

28 Oct 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Colin: Gender issue solved by glass elevator

Colin sums up the gender issues facing accountancy firms

15 Oct 2013

Colin: French not cock-a-hoop with finance bill

Colin's funny bone was tickled at the news of a French tax U-turn

10 Oct 2013

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

Colin shares his views after viewing the BBC's Panorama documentary on tax avoidance

19 Sep 2013

Colin: Fine leaves Deloitte's tail between its legs

The FRC is the big dog now, notes Colin

11 Sep 2013

Colin: Is RSM Tenon the Real deal?

Colin draws parallels between the world of football and accountancy

05 Sep 2013

Colin: HMRC narrows down 'cyber' culprits

Colin ponders who may be responsible for a recent 'cyber attack' on HMRC

02 Sep 2013

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The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

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With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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