Colin

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Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

16 Dec 2014

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Colin: We all eventually have a wise moment

Colin can see the wisdom in at least one of the Autumn Statement policies

04 Dec 2014

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Colin: Plastic fantastic

Colin envisages the typical Cyber Monday shopper in the Top 50+50 firms' offices

01 Dec 2014

Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

28 Nov 2014

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

27 Nov 2014

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

25 Nov 2014

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

20 Nov 2014

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

14 Nov 2014

Colin: NWN do the numbers of the beast

Colin couldn't help but wonder what doing the accounts of one of the world's greatest rock bands is like

04 Nov 2014

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

24 Oct 2014

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

06 Oct 2014

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

02 Oct 2014

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

24 Sep 2014

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

23 Sep 2014

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

19 Sep 2014

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

12 Sep 2014

Colin: Evaders are going to struggle to fit in

Colin was tickled when he realised how much harder tax evaders are to find life after the LDF limitations

20 Aug 2014

Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

14 Aug 2014

Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

11 Aug 2014

Colin: Anyone for a Gherkin?

Colin considers potential bidders for one of London's most iconic buildings

04 Aug 2014

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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