Analysis

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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

Clive Owen

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

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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

SMEs bearing the brunt of poor business conditions

Listed firm’s Red Flag report shows large businesses revived – at SMEs' expense

19 Oct 2012

Best Practice: Watt Busfield’s Andrew Watt

Andrew Watt discusses the process of setting up a new practice

08 Oct 2012

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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