Analysis

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Analysis: The PAC and the merits of tax reliefs

Andrew Goodall reflects on the Commons public accounts committee inquiry into UK tax reliefs

11 Apr 2014

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Best Practice: Harrisons’ Tony Murphy

Harrisons London business recovery head Tony Murphy explains how a fraud at his previous firm, and an expansion desire led to Harrisons place in the market

28 Mar 2014

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HMRC debt recovery powers will need to be 'bomb-proof'

Despite HMRC's assurances that its new debt recovery powers will be safeguarded, concerns remain among members of the profession

26 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Practitioners raise ethical concerns over new HMRC powers

Sweeping new powers set to be afforded to HMRC have potential to draw public opprobrium

21 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Tax advisers caught out on corporate properties

Advisers didn't expect more properties to be caught in the corporate wrappers tax regime, but that's exactly what's happened

20 Mar 2014

Best Practice: Dennis & Turnbull’s Carl Reader

A limited company in the throes of an MBO with a newly appointed telemarketer, Dennis & Turnbull director Carl Reader explains the thinking behind the firm

18 Mar 2014

IFRS 9 leaves IASB with impaired convergence

The lack of a single asset impairment model between the IASB and FASB leaves preparers playing piggy in the middle

05 Mar 2014

Analysis: Top 50+50 'Ones to Watch'

There has been a huge spike in the firms making it into Ones to Watch. Are these firms small, but perfectly formed? Rachael Singh asks

28 Feb 2014

Insolvency experts mull 'rent effect' of GAME administration case

Appeal Court ruling will now see landlords paid as a super creditor

26 Feb 2014

LLP tax guidance could be too little, too late for firms

HMRC's taxation of LLPs guidance may help firms' decisions, but 6 April deadline looms

26 Feb 2014

Fee & regulatory reform: Insolvency Service inspired by FRC

The Insolvency Service proposes regulating both professional bodies and practitioners, as well as drive efficiency through capping fees, but why are they going to such lengths?

21 Feb 2014

Firms united in LLP taxation concern

Firms feel impotent over impending changes to taxation of LLPs

14 Feb 2014

Corporate and personal insolvencies fall, but hide true picture

Banks failing to call in debts and individuals using payday loans skewer government statistics

07 Feb 2014

Best Practice: Jeffreys Henry’s Justin Randall

Jeffreys Henry partner Justin Randall speaks to Accountancy Age about the firm’s strategy for advising tech and digital businesses

07 Feb 2014

Firms 'helpless' as new LLP tax guidance looms

Engaging with tax authorities key as end of LLPs consultation draws near, with professional services concerned rules will prove unreliable - despite warnings

29 Jan 2014

New stats point to a more aggressive taxman

Tax take improves, but at what cost?

23 Jan 2014

Best Practice: Leonard Curtis’ Neil Bennett

The route to stability lies in specialism, explains Leonard Curtis senior partner Neil Bennett

21 Jan 2014

Staff morale results show HMRC ship is steadying

Under difficult circumstances, HM Revenue & Customs staff have posted improved engagement results in latest survey

21 Jan 2014

Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

Top50+50 analysis: Mixed bag of success

The Top 50+50 has shown a mixture of huge success and some hefty failures, but what are the explanations behind the numbers? Rachael Singh reports

13 Jan 2014

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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.