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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

ICAEW elections

Colin: Democracy bureaucracy

Colin wonders what the ICAEW's discussions over the botched ballot were like

15 May 2013

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Chancellor strikes back as Star Wars returns to UK

TS asks: Is Darth Vader allowed in the House of Lords?

13 May 2013

Colin: Scotland's bid for (tax) freedom

Colin considers the potential effects of fiscal independence on Scottish culture

10 May 2013

ICAEW fails to lay its cards on the table

Membership cards finally finding their way into members' wallets

08 May 2013

Colin: Google 'double take'

Colin takes a somewhat irreverent look at the Public Accounts Committee's work

03 May 2013

Taking Stock: How about VAT?

Who ever thought a tax would be a cause for celebration?

02 May 2013

Colin: Lucky (triple) dip

Colin takes a sideways look at this week's economic news

26 Apr 2013

PAC risks credibility after accusing Big Four of driving tax policy

In accusing the Big Four of influencing tax policy for their own gain, the Public Accounts Committee risks its reputation

26 Apr 2013

Audit reforms are a great compromise: no one is happy

Neither the Big Four nor mid-tier firms are happy with Sajjad Karim’s proposals for 14-year mandatory audit rotation. The essence of a good compromise

26 Apr 2013

Colin: Lifeline for Tobin?

Colin gives a wry assessment of the Tobin Tax's chance of being introduced in its current form

26 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: It's not just Tolley's Tax Guide that grows

Increasing tax complexity has seen firms' pamphlets become unwieldy, TS has noticed

24 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Unleash the (tax lawyer) hounds

It was accountants versus lawyers at a lively Pinsent Masons debate on legal professional privilege

23 Apr 2013

Practice Manager: KPMG tiptoes around Makinson Cowell's clients

The Big Four firm's latest acquisition will keep its brand, with 'independence' being the byword

19 Apr 2013

GAAR guidance sensibly manages expectations

After months of speculation and uncertainty, HMRC's efforts to manage what is expected of the General Anti-Abuse Rule are sensible, but could be too late

18 Apr 2013

Integrating the reporting clutter

Reporting of non-financial information is to be applauded, but will add to the disclosure burden in the short term

18 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Avoiding avoidance at Portcullis House

TS attended a an international tax avoidance debate at Portcullis House

18 Apr 2013

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

Colin: HMV's stayin' alive, stayin' alive

Colin suggests HMV's top brass might be happy with their rescue deal

05 Apr 2013

HMRC wise to relax real-time requirements

Relaxing real-time PAYE obligations for small businesses in the first six months of its roll-out could be the difference between its success and failure

05 Apr 2013

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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.