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Taking Stock: Return of the ring

TS loves a feel-good story

25 Jul 2013

A tree's roots

FRC audit rules should have been given time to take root

Mandatory five year audit tendering will do little to improve competition for FTSE 350 work

23 Jul 2013

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The AA Top 50 minus one

The course of true love (and putting together the Top 50) never runs smooth

23 Jul 2013

Colin: HMRC takes wind out of P&O sales

Colin suggests a new adornment for P&O's ferries after tribunal ruling

19 Jul 2013

Groundhog Day at the PAC

The Public Accounts Committee's hearings are a vicious cycle, writes Calum Fuller

19 Jul 2013

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

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

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

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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

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

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

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