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Colin: UK tax rules patently unfair, say Germans

Colin offers an abridged version of Germany's concerns over the UK Patent Box tax reliefs regime

12 Jul 2013

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America has put the mockers on EU audit reform

Decision to prohibit mandatory rotation in the US puts question mark over EU audit policy

10 Jul 2013

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Taking Stock: EY plays the catchphrase game

TS is delighted to note the aplomb with which EY is pushing its rebrand

09 Jul 2013

Colin: Shakespeare inspires taxman's dispute resolutions

Colin speculates on the inner workings of the taxman's new tax assurance commission

05 Jul 2013

'Beep Beep' Bezant impresses with LinkedIn CV

Buckler Spencer's David Bezant lifts the LinkedIn gloom

05 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Which Big Four firm doesn't Barclays fancy?

Barclays' submission to the Competition Commission suggests that at least one Big Four firm needn't partake in its likely audit tender

01 Jul 2013

Colin: It doesn't have to be War and Peace

Brevity should be the soul of company reports, suggests Colin

27 Jun 2013

Starbucks tax payments a bizarre move

The public's mood hasn't set tax bills before, so why is it setting Starbucks'?, asks Calum Fuller

24 Jun 2013

Olympic challenge for Wood to get back into Deloitte

LOCOG CFO's triumphant return to employers Deloitte sees him facing a barrier to entry - literally, muses Taking Stock

21 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: Accountancy and the sheriff of Cumbria

TS loves it when two worlds collide

18 Jun 2013

Colin: Hey diddle (tax) diddle

Colin offers his assessment of the pressure on 'tax havens'

17 Jun 2013

Colin: Don't panic! (about avoidance)

Colin succinctly rounds up the latest court ruling on tax avoidance and advisers' responsiblities

14 Jun 2013

GAAR panel chair should be allowed to choose own people

Stakeholders should refrain from trying to influence the composition of the GAAR advisory panel

13 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: Don't be concerned

Colin considers the meaning of the FRC's developments on going concern

10 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: 'No trainers' if you want to party with PwC

Partying with with the Big Four is not straightforward

06 Jun 2013

Wrangling persists over who should oversee auditing in the EU

Supervision, mandatory rotation and a black-list for non-audit services proved contentious when discussed by EU finance ministers

31 May 2013

Colin: The Apple of Irish eyes?

Colin wonders whether Apple cut a tax deal with Ireland after allegations made by US senators

29 May 2013

Success of FRS 102 needs to be replicated on going concern

The consultation process for FRS 102 was arguably the most wide-ranging the FRC has ever conducted. It should apply the same rigour to going concern

20 May 2013

Colin: Colin was here

Colin loves to be the centre of attention, as the Sky News Twitter account can testify

17 May 2013

Taking Stock: Life in the slow lane

It was less Wacky Races and more Sunday driving as a team from Reeves helped raise £15,000 for charity as part of a race to Monaco

15 May 2013

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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

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

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

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