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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

The TS Abba tribute band struggled to get tax breaks - Image credit Ferenc Szelepcsenyi and Shutterstock

Taking Stock: Taxing me, taxing you

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

20 Feb 2014

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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

Taking Stock: 'Groundhog Day' nightmare of audit reports

There need to be fewer reports about audit, report about audit finds

13 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Sobell Rhodes rains supreme

The inclement weather isn't a problem for Sobell Rhodes' numbercrunchers - it's having the strength to lift their brollies

07 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Will John Bason be tender with Compass audit contract?

Compass audit committee chair John Bason heads into the unknown as the finance chief looks to conclude tender process

03 Feb 2014

Colin: Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin wades into the tax avoidance debate

30 Jan 2014

Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new audit landscape

Standard Chartered and British Land have taken a very different approach to tendering under new audit rules

29 Jan 2014

Colin: FRC Wins the Hoff

Colin's vision of events often bears little relation to reality

24 Jan 2014

Colin: There's no app for Vodafone audit

Colin ponders how the Vodafone audit tender process might go down

24 Jan 2014

Colin: Where's the 'dislike' button?

Upon hearing about accountancy's social media habits, Colin wondered whether there are any downsides

20 Jan 2014

ICAEW takes important educational step in tax debate

Ensuring the right information reaches the public is one of tax's biggest challenges, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

Colin: Show me the funny

Colin speculates on HMRC's reaction when it heard Jimmy Carr was to pay his tax bill

15 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: Frosty lunch at the Savoy

Don't you hate it when seating plans go awry?

15 Jan 2014

Colin: Silver screen dreams Eclipsed

Colin imagines the dreams of Hollywood's directors

10 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: The oddest excuses for late tax returns

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction

02 Jan 2014

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy

A 41% spike in the number of firms going bust can be attributed in part to increased audit thresholds

23 Dec 2013

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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