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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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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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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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