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Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

14 Aug 2014

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Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

11 Aug 2014

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Colin: Anyone for a Gherkin?

Colin considers potential bidders for one of London's most iconic buildings

04 Aug 2014

Colin: Things that go bump in the night

Colin takes an alternative look at why IPs might be kept awake by zombie nightmares

28 Jul 2014

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

Colin speculates on the effect HMRC's latest set of powers could have

22 Jul 2014

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

17 Jul 2014

HMRC must apply common sense to pay-up first plans

For those who espouse the morals of paying tax, HMRC's latest strategy doesn't quite sit right

16 Jul 2014

Colin: Thor blimey what a relief

Colin wonders whether HMRC could have kept the Danes at bay

11 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: Menzies 'launches new trajectory'

In space no one can hear you audit

10 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

Colin: PwC's partners will fight over WH Smith audit

Colin raised a wry smile when he heard about PwC's latest audit win

09 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: Nagged to death by Leonard Curtis

Unlucky in choice of profession, and unlucky in choice of horses. Leonard Curtis needs a turnaround in fortune, muses TS

03 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: When tax gets tasty

TS likes cake

02 Jul 2014

Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

FRC cannot afford another consultation on going concern, it should send the debate to the Financial Reporting Lab

02 Jul 2014

Colin: Anyone can be a marketing director, can't they?

Colin find that accounting and marketing make poor bed fellows

30 Jun 2014

Colin: Put it all on red

Colin wonders what odds he would have got for the latest audit change

25 Jun 2014

Colin: You can't take the taxman for a ride

Colin ponders the implications of McLaren's failed attempt to make its £32m spying fine tax deductible

20 Jun 2014

Taking Stock: Bloodsport for practitioners

Teresa Graham receives the rough edge of one IP's tough at a Big Institute event

18 Jun 2014

Taking stock: Holding out for a hero

TS loves a happy ending

13 Jun 2014

Colin: From Excel to the cells

Colin ponders the implications of the Queen's speech

13 Jun 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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