Taking Stock

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Taking Stock: PwC volunteers a drop in do-gooder stats

Drop in PWC staff voluntary hours due to 'quality over quantity', it suggests

30 Sep 2013

Panorama

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

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

19 Sep 2013

The new-look FRC disciplinary panel

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

Taking Stock: Restructuring firm's 'charity day of humiliation'

Korean rap songs and much-loved children's characters all part of SFP Group's fundraising activities

28 Aug 2013

Colin: KPMG's failsafe strategy

If all else fails... try this

23 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: Oh, the shame of it, accountants

Accountants need to stop mumbling into their chests when asked what they do for a living

23 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: KPMG - 'don’t worry about us save yourselves'

Was KPMG's site crash punishment for its warning?

21 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: The Ninety-O'Clock News for Clarkson Hyde

Clarkson Hyde diversifies into publishing to commemorate the firm's 90th birthday

21 Aug 2013

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

Colin: Take your pick on auditor

Colin simplifies incoming five year audit tendering

16 Aug 2013

Chef's special

Colin sees a small change in Little Chef's logo with its sale to Kuwati buyers Kout Food

14 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

Colin: Match made in heaven?

Colin takes a wry look at the news of merger discussions between Baker Tilly and RSM Tenon

26 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Return of the ring

TS loves a feel-good story

25 Jul 2013

The AA Top 50 minus one

The course of true love (and putting together the Top 50) never runs smooth

23 Jul 2013

Colin: HMRC takes wind out of P&O sales

Colin suggests a new adornment for P&O's ferries after tribunal ruling

19 Jul 2013

Colin: UK tax rules patently unfair, say Germans

Colin offers an abridged version of Germany's concerns over the UK Patent Box tax reliefs regime

12 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: EY plays the catchphrase game

TS is delighted to note the aplomb with which EY is pushing its rebrand

09 Jul 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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?

Leader: Charity begins at home

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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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.