Taking Stock

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

10 Apr 2014

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Colin: Of LLPs and fish stocks

Colin finds an interesting parallel to government's LLPs policy

24 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Osborne becomes bantsellor of the Exchequer

Who knew Gideon was one of the lads?

20 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Picking up the pieces ahead of the Budget

TS has been recipient of some novel Budget-related materials recently

18 Mar 2014

Colin: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Colin speculates on the impact of HMRC's 'pay up first' tax avoidance policy on celebrities

13 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Taxing times for Clapham Omnibus

Where has the man from the Clapham Omnibus got off? TS muses...

11 Mar 2014

Taking Stock: Fairytale stuff from Disney accountants

Disney & Wood's website is kid's stuff, TS finds

04 Mar 2014

Colin: A world beyond reporting standards

Colin wonders how accountants would feel without the issue of reporting standards

03 Mar 2014

Colin: By the seat of their pants

Colin distils the latest insolvency news

26 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Taxing me, taxing you

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

20 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

Colin: Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin wades into the tax avoidance debate

30 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

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

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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

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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Briefings

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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.