Analysis

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Crackdown will “keep avoiders up at night” - Gauke

After the announcement of the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes consultation, practitioners are concerned over the range of powers HMRC could be granted

23 Jul 2012

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BBC finance chiefs struggle in MPs' spotlight

BBC CFO Zarin Patel and its head of employment tax reveal 148 presenters are paid off-payroll as MPs dig out the details

17 Jul 2012

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Reporting convergence: Frayed but not unravelling

The US delay over IFRS adoption is indicative of how global convergence has stalled. But the endgame is in sight for the IASB

17 Jul 2012

Has the taxman tied itself into a moral knot?

While few would have a problem with the prosecution of tax evaders, has the taxman caused itself trouble by using allegedly stolen evidence?

10 Jul 2012

Top 35 Networks 2013: The Survey

Our full survey results of the top 38 accounting networks, associations and alliances

09 Jul 2012

Taxing job ahead for Barlow and Troup

HMRC this week announced Edward Troup and Ian Barlow will be filling the roles vacated by Dave Hartnett and Mike Clasper

04 Jul 2012

VAT: The national shortage of experts

Despite demand, there is a shortage of VAT experts in practice

29 Jun 2012

Where NatWest / RBS may have gone wrong – by a former RBS IT manager

A former senior IT manager at RBS lifts the lid on some lax internal processes and ill-considered outsourcing that may have helped bring RBS IT systems to their knees

27 Jun 2012

Best Practice: Haines Watts' 21st century firm

Haines Watts' unique structure is the way to build firms in the 21st century, says managing director Richard Gibson

26 Jun 2012

Coalition confirms introduction of mandatory carbon reporting

Nick Clegg confirms companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be required to report on their carbon emissions from next year

20 Jun 2012

Interview: RSM Tenon CEO Chris Merry

Chris Merry outlines a long-term future for the firm, and the work being undertaken now to make that possible, writes Kevin Reed

15 Jun 2012

ICAEW ticking boxes as it plans MDP regulator move

The institute is beavering away to make sure it can clear the hurdles required to regulate multi-disciplinary practices

13 Jun 2012

GAAR’s arrival met with lukewarm reception

The arrival of the GAAR consultation document has been broadly welcomed, but concerns are raised over its clarity

13 Jun 2012

Revenue Scotland: Sleek simplicity would not stop complexity

Scotland wants a new tax agency that is 'digital' and sleek. But advisors fear more red tape and complexity for them and their clients

08 Jun 2012

Firms need a fresh approach

It is not just accounting firms’ trading structures, but attitudes to self-promotion that need updating

08 Jun 2012

Alternative dispute resolutions could relieve tribunal strain

Following concerns over the number of tax disputes awaiting tribunal, could alternative dispute resolutions be the answer?

07 Jun 2012

HMRC loss against Football League could go to extra time

HMRC’s loss against the Football League could see the taxman take the issue to appeal, but where did it go wrong?

06 Jun 2012

Best Practice: MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Rakesh Shaunak

MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Rakesh Shaunak discusses the future for the MHA network of firms, of which MacIntyre Hudson was a founder member

29 May 2012

Single income tax: Some say 'simpler', others say 'unfair'

A single income tax proposed by the Taxpayers' Alliance's 2020 Tax Commission has drawn a mix of support and criticism, but will it ever be more than just an idea?

25 May 2012

Sage and Microsoft seek better luck in accounting launch

Will FTSE 100 giant foray into the online financial software market be a case of history repeating itself?

21 May 2012

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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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