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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

10 Apr 2014

IR35

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

08 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

27 Mar 2014

Mehjoo case gives firms greater certainty

Dispute between firm Harben Barker and former client threatened imposition of opposing requirements on advisers

26 Mar 2014

Colin: Of LLPs and fish stocks

Colin finds an interesting parallel to government's LLPs policy

24 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Osborne becomes bantsellor of the Exchequer

Who knew Gideon was one of the lads?

20 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Picking up the pieces ahead of the Budget

TS has been recipient of some novel Budget-related materials recently

18 Mar 2014

Colin: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Colin speculates on the impact of HMRC's 'pay up first' tax avoidance policy on celebrities

13 Mar 2014

Election concerns likely to colour the Budget

Despite the tendency for pre-election Budgets to be dull, George Osborne may still spring a surprise or two next week

12 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Taxing times for Clapham Omnibus

Where has the man from the Clapham Omnibus got off? TS muses...

11 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Fairytale stuff from Disney accountants

Disney & Wood's website is kid's stuff, TS finds

04 Mar 2014

Colin: A world beyond reporting standards

Colin wonders how accountants would feel without the issue of reporting standards

03 Mar 2014

Leader: Is the ICAEW on the mark with Fair Tax thoughts?

Is the institute serious about 'fair tax', or is it just jumping on a bandwagon?

27 Feb 2014

Colin: By the seat of their pants

Colin distils the latest insolvency news

26 Feb 2014

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion

ICAEW & Mazars' conflicts of interest with IFRS review indicative of relationship between profession and regulators

25 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Taxing me, taxing you

ABBA wearing crazy outfits for tax reasons? Taking Stock's interest was piqued

20 Feb 2014

LLPs guidance delay sign concerns may be heeded

LLP guidance still not published, with professions on tenterhooks

18 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Partridge-esque Valentine’s message from taxman

HMRC throws its hat in the ring for the most romantic Valentine's Day message yet

14 Feb 2014

Colin: French speechless at Google tax shocker

Colin thought the people of Paris could no longer be surprised...

13 Feb 2014

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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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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.