Taking Stock

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Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

11 Aug 2014

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Colin: Anyone for a Gherkin?

Colin considers potential bidders for one of London's most iconic buildings

04 Aug 2014

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Colin: Things that go bump in the night

Colin takes an alternative look at why IPs might be kept awake by zombie nightmares

28 Jul 2014

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

Colin speculates on the effect HMRC's latest set of powers could have

22 Jul 2014

Colin: Thor blimey what a relief

Colin wonders whether HMRC could have kept the Danes at bay

11 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: Menzies 'launches new trajectory'

In space no one can hear you audit

10 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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