EU

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Colin: French speechless at Google tax shocker

Colin thought the people of Paris could no longer be surprised...

13 Feb 2014

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

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

France's Finance Bill embarrassment

Colin: French not cock-a-hoop with finance bill

Colin's funny bone was tickled at the news of a French tax U-turn

10 Oct 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

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

Colin: My (United) Kingdom for accountants' approval on EU

Colin wonders whether similar debates on Europe were had among accountants back in the day

28 Mar 2013

Despite Brussels’ determination, Tobin tax is unwieldy

Although it seems inevitable, questions still remain over the European financial transaction tax

15 Feb 2013

Colin: Tracking Europe's audit trail

Colin wonders how long it will take for European audit reform to happen

30 Jan 2013

Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe

An initial vote on controversial reforms of the audit market are due in March, but don't be surprised by more delays

28 Jan 2013

What's the hold up, Barnier?

Barnier's audit reform publication has been delayed, but is it down to eurozone crisis or stakeholder resistance?

24 Nov 2011

Colin - A Greek tragedy

Greek choices through Colin's eyes

03 Nov 2011

Joint audit – duplication or two pairs of eyes?

If joint audit offers two pairs of eyes, isn't that the same thing as duplicated work?

31 Oct 2011

BIS gets busy on audit reform

BIS's leaked anti-audit reform email – embarrassing but revealing

27 Oct 2011

Barnier and Competition Commission play good cop, bad cop

The Competition Commission investigation looks less scary next to Brussels' proposed audit reform

25 Oct 2011

Will audit reform bridge the perception gap?

The EU's proposals are drastic - but will intervention merely provide relief to audit's perception problems?

26 Sep 2011

Osborne: Franc and open

Osborne's take on the Swiss and UK deal

26 Aug 2011

Colin: Cause for celebration

Colin's take on other reasons Libyan rebels are cheerful

24 Aug 2011

Colin - Bond ambition

Colin takes drastic action to handle Germany's economic travails

18 Aug 2011

Barnier and Doty enthral European accountants

Barnier and Doty were among the big names holding forth at last week's Federation of European Accountants event

07 Jul 2011

Colin: Greek myths

22 Jun 2011

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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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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