Taking Stock

James Bond hits 50 played by Sean Connery

Taking Stock: 007 will return...just not in an online accounting video

TS recommends that Twinfield stick to the day job. On this evidence, it can forget about a career in Hollywood

01 Oct 2013

Panorama

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

Colin shares his views after viewing the BBC's Panorama documentary on tax avoidance

19 Sep 2013

The new-look FRC disciplinary panel

Colin: Fine leaves Deloitte's tail between its legs

The FRC is the big dog now, notes Colin

11 Sep 2013

Colin: Is RSM Tenon the Real deal?

Colin draws parallels between the world of football and accountancy

05 Sep 2013

Colin: HMRC narrows down 'cyber' culprits

Colin ponders who may be responsible for a recent 'cyber attack' on HMRC

02 Sep 2013

Taking Stock: Restructuring firm's 'charity day of humiliation'

Korean rap songs and much-loved children's characters all part of SFP Group's fundraising activities

28 Aug 2013

Colin: KPMG's failsafe strategy

If all else fails... try this

23 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: Oh, the shame of it, accountants

Accountants need to stop mumbling into their chests when asked what they do for a living

23 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: KPMG - 'don’t worry about us save yourselves'

Was KPMG's site crash punishment for its warning?

21 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: The Ninety-O'Clock News for Clarkson Hyde

Clarkson Hyde diversifies into publishing to commemorate the firm's 90th birthday

21 Aug 2013

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

Colin: Take your pick on auditor

Colin simplifies incoming five year audit tendering

16 Aug 2013

Chef's special

Colin sees a small change in Little Chef's logo with its sale to Kuwati buyers Kout Food

14 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

Colin: Match made in heaven?

Colin takes a wry look at the news of merger discussions between Baker Tilly and RSM Tenon

26 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Return of the ring

TS loves a feel-good story

25 Jul 2013

The AA Top 50 minus one

The course of true love (and putting together the Top 50) never runs smooth

23 Jul 2013

Colin: HMRC takes wind out of P&O sales

Colin suggests a new adornment for P&O's ferries after tribunal ruling

19 Jul 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

Taking Stock: EY plays the catchphrase game

TS is delighted to note the aplomb with which EY is pushing its rebrand

09 Jul 2013

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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