Taking Stock

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Colin: By the seat of their pants

Colin distils the latest insolvency news

26 Feb 2014

The TS Abba tribute band struggled to get tax breaks - Image credit Ferenc Szelepcsenyi and Shutterstock

Taking Stock: Taxing me, taxing you

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

20 Feb 2014

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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

Taking Stock: Frosty lunch at the Savoy

Don't you hate it when seating plans go awry?

15 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: The oddest excuses for late tax returns

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction

02 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Upstaged by Michael Bublé

TS was taken aback to lose the interest of its esteemed dinner guests for the charms of Michael Bublé

13 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: It’s the season for (practice) biographies

TS is spoiled for choice for biographies this Christmas...But we recommend that of Price Bailey

12 Dec 2013

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Cassons channels 80s power pop

Firm takes a Queen-esque attitude to making music videos, TS has noticed

03 Dec 2013

Magic Mo-ments for Smith & Williamson ABS department

Smith & Williamson ABS department Movember team raises £3,745, but TS questions the commitment of one member in particular

29 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: Fondness for food could cost you tax breaks

When becoming non-domiciled, ensure you loose all emotional ties with the UK to avoid subsequent tax enquiries

27 Nov 2013

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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