Analysis

Big Four

No evidence of "tacit coordination" among Big Four

Competition Commission working paper on tacit collusion among Big Four goes some way to vindicate their stance on audit competition

25 Sep 2012

Investigation

Tax taskforces: Why lawyers and not accountants?

Accountancy Age looks at what could have piqued HMRC's interest in the legal profession

21 Sep 2012

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The recovery begins: tax and the Top 50 +50

Accountancy Age delves into this year's Top 50 +50 figures, and finds the start of a tentative recovery in tax fee income

11 Sep 2012

VAT reclaims could drag on for years

HMRC is fighting on various fronts as increasing amounts of VAT reclaims go through the courts. Many are predicting the process could last for years

31 Aug 2012

Wealth Tax: What the papers say

Accountancy Age rounds up the latest thoughts and views to Nick Clegg's plan for a wealth tax

30 Aug 2012

KPMG travails indicative of wider malaise

All of the Big Four are suffering from price competition for audit tenders, and limited opportunities for M&A and IPO work

24 Aug 2012

HMRC's taskforces: Who are they and what do they do?

Taskforces have become part of HMRC's arsenal to recover tax. Accountancy Age considers their likelihood of success

24 Aug 2012

"No basis" for MPs to offset accountants against tax bill

Advisors say there is "no basis" under which MPs can claim against the cost of hiring accountants, following a dispute between HMRC and IPSA over the matter

22 Aug 2012

Profession up in arms over AADB fine calculations

FRC faces backlash from firms and institutes over changes to the way disciplinary sanctions are calculated. Nevertheless, changes are required

14 Aug 2012

Consultancy: The Top 50 +50

Pressure on profit and fees in audit and compliance work is leading firms to reposition themselves as broader advisory businesses

14 Aug 2012

Best Practice: Smith & Williamson's Gareth Pearce

Keeping the Smith & Williamson house in order, without overreaching, will pay dividends, says chairman Gareth Pearce

13 Aug 2012

Top 50 +50: Behind the numbers

Record-breaking year as firms collectively hit £10bn, but threshold for entering the top table drops to £11.3m

08 Aug 2012

Audit: The Top 50 +50

Audit firms’ cost-cutting measures pay dividends as Accountancy Age Top 50 reveals overall increase in audit fees

06 Aug 2012

ICAEW goes alone on tax avoidance disciplinaries

The ICAEW's stance on avoidance as a potential disciplinary issue sees it stand alone. Neither ACCA or ICAS are taking a similar approach

03 Aug 2012

Audit reporting rules could see duel accounting

Fundamental changes to the auditor’s report are needed, but current proposals could highlight clashing management/auditor views

01 Aug 2012

Treasury opens the Pandora’s Box of tax avoidance

The Treasury's proposals in its 'Lifting the Lid on Tax Avoidance Schemes' consultation creates a storm

25 Jul 2012

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

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