Taking Stock

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Colin: PwC's partners will fight over WH Smith audit

Colin raised a wry smile when he heard about PwC's latest audit win

09 Jul 2014

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Taking Stock: Nagged to death by Leonard Curtis

Unlucky in choice of profession, and unlucky in choice of horses. Leonard Curtis needs a turnaround in fortune, muses TS

03 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: When tax gets tasty

TS likes cake

02 Jul 2014

Colin: Anyone can be a marketing director, can't they?

Colin find that accounting and marketing make poor bed fellows

30 Jun 2014

Colin: Put it all on red

Colin wonders what odds he would have got for the latest audit change

25 Jun 2014

Colin: You can't take the taxman for a ride

Colin ponders the implications of McLaren's failed attempt to make its £32m spying fine tax deductible

20 Jun 2014

Taking Stock: Bloodsport for practitioners

Teresa Graham receives the rough edge of one IP's tough at a Big Institute event

18 Jun 2014

Taking stock: Holding out for a hero

TS loves a happy ending

13 Jun 2014

Colin: From Excel to the cells

Colin ponders the implications of the Queen's speech

13 Jun 2014

Colin: You don't have to be a geek to work here...

Colin imagines what EY's recruitment policy for its new forensic tech hub might look like

12 Jun 2014

Colin: Tax is like a box of chocolates

Colin imagines HMRC's reaction to receiving further tax information from Swiss colleagues

04 Jun 2014

Colin: The evolving role of IPs

Colin considers how insolvency practitioners might deal with all their additional demands in the future

27 May 2014

Taking Stock: You can prove anything with statistics

Sometimes TS doesn't believe what it reads

22 May 2014

Taking Stock: Breaking the ice with Icebreaker

TS likes a drink, particularly if it relates to a tax avoidance scheme

16 May 2014

Taking Stock: Spotting a cloud bluffer

A cloud buffer sounds like a really nice, extraordinarily fluffy, thing. And it is...but not in a nice way, says Dr Peter Chadha

15 May 2014

Colin: Do the authorities have any Patience for tax avoidance?

Colin wonders if the OBE will be rebranded following news of Gary Barlow's controversial tax affairs

14 May 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

Taking Stock: You don't have to look like Gareth Pearce to work here..

New Smith & Williamson co-chief David Cobb looks a lot like former exec chairman Gareth Pearce. And Taking Stock is scared

07 May 2014

Taking Stock: Earl to sell plot to pay off tax mountain

TS hasn't come across many who use mountains to settle tax bills

06 May 2014

Colin: Shhh, be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting...

Vince Cable goes hunting for opaque business structures

29 Apr 2014

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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