Taking Stock

RIP Margaret Thatcher

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

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Colin: HMV's stayin' alive, stayin' alive

Colin suggests HMV's top brass might be happy with their rescue deal

05 Apr 2013

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Taking Stock: PwC, HMRC and Goldman Sachs are popular with the kids

Trio pick up graduate recruiter awards

05 Apr 2013

Colin: The auditor's reading list

Following the FRC's concerns over Grant Thornton and BDO's audit work, Colin recommends a some light reading

26 Mar 2013

Colin: What's up the chancellor's sleeve?

Colin takes a wry look at the contents of the 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Colin: Keep calm and...

Colin suggests what HMRC's next public information poster might look like

15 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Landscape of Lies

TS loves it when life imitates art

14 Mar 2013

Colin: Where's the accountant?

Colin wonders what might give an accountant away in a room of bankers, after Sir Mike Rake's recent comments

11 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Marta to the cause

Marta Andreasen, accounting whistleblower par excellence, is back in the headlines...

26 Feb 2013

Colin: Mood swings

Colin reacts to the UK's loss of its AAA credit rating

26 Feb 2013

Colin: The cat that lost the cream

Colin wonders what might be next for the Manx cat after the UK-Manx tax disclosure deal

25 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Hammer time information

TS loves a bit of hip hop, and what's better than a hip-hop song about PAYE?

25 Feb 2013

Colin: Drowning in debt or rolling in cash?

Colin takes a wry look at the revelation that UK water companies could be avoiding tax

20 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Snakes (but no ladders) for fallen retailers

TS takes a graphical tour through the brand names that have disappeared off the high street in recent years

15 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: An interim FD's Valentine's tale

Being an interim FD isn't all about interim finance things...sometimes it's about love...

14 Feb 2013

Colin: Cartwright checks out

Colin ponders what Burberry's outgoing CFO Stacey Cartwright might like for her parting gift

11 Feb 2013

Mission accomplished for ex-soldier entering accountancy

TS happily reports that former soldier Stephen Gillespie has won an apprenticeship with CPA Associates in Wigan

07 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Good job there's not a loud music tax

Musical tax skits on Youtube - they all sound the same to us old-timers

05 Feb 2013

Colin: Tracking Europe's audit trail

Colin wonders how long it will take for European audit reform to happen

30 Jan 2013

PwC sauces up children’s story

TS was left hot under the collar after its annual trip to the panto

25 Jan 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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