Analysis

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Analysis: HMV latest bricks and mortar biz to fail against online

Failing to offset the slump in sales of hard copy media finally catches up with HMV

16 Jan 2013

HM Revenue and Customs

SEIS: Who passes up a great tax deal?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme offers investors start-ups various tax reliefs, so why has there been so few takers?

14 Jan 2013

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Procrastination the biggest stumbling block in self-assessment

With the 31 January deadline fast approaching, procrastination is no longer an option for self-assessed taxpayers

09 Jan 2013

Best Practice: Clive Owen & Co

Accountancy Age speaks to Clive Owen about how getting to grips with marketing has pushed the firm to understand and promote its key skillsets

09 Jan 2013

Formal call centre strategy could get taxman over its hang-ups

Despite making noticeable improvements in its handling of taxpayers' phone calls, HMRC has a long way to go

18 Dec 2012

EC's insolvency plans not totally harmonious

Plan to create European-wide insolvency rules is heading in the right direction, but many fear that it will undo insolvency professionals' good work

18 Dec 2012

FRC deaf to profession's howls over fine calculations

Regardless of howls of opposition from the profession, the FRC is pushing ahead with changes to the way disciplinary fines are calculated

12 Dec 2012

AS2012: Advisors must take note as cash accounting looms

Cash accounting may seem 'small-fry' but advisors must consider its impact, warn experts

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Chancellor confuses profession with CRC changes

Autumn Statement will see the abolishment of CRC league table, a reduction of £25m year on year for three years and simplification next year

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Divisions over shape of new UK GAAP

FRC framework for reduced disclosures welcomed, but opinion split over shape of new UK GAAP

30 Nov 2012

Membership the crux of new IASB advisory forum

IASB’s collective approach to standard setting welcomed, but membership of new advisory body will prove a thorny issue

15 Nov 2012

Less is more as corporates' tax responses vex MPs

MPs in the Public Accounts Committee struggled to get any closer to resolving the issues around multinationals' tax affairs

13 Nov 2012

Edgy HMRC chief struggles to shine before MPs

The Public Accounts Committee's analysis of HMRC's accounts for the last year was not a comfortable experience for its top brass

09 Nov 2012

Ruling threatens existence of international insolvencies

How did the insolvency profession get knocked into the middle of the last decade?

06 Nov 2012

Naming and shaming of tax dodgers not far away

Legislation passed in 2010 may not have kicked in yet, but we will soon notice the publishing of details of deliberate defaulters

31 Oct 2012

Hok landmark case clips first-tier’s wings

The first-tier tribunal is admonished by the upper tier after its ruling on Hok's late employer's PAYE returns

29 Oct 2012

Real-time odyssey awaits Homer after tax testimonies

While not critical, the Treasury sub-committee will have left HMRC in little doubt of the scale of the task ahead

25 Oct 2012

Taxman bullish in tax gap report

HM Revenue & Customs can claim some victories after its tax gap report

22 Oct 2012

Hoogervorst gets tough over IASB framework deadline

IASB chief bemoans dysfunctional processes and decision-making that hinders its ability to deliver projects to deadline

21 Oct 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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.