Taking Stock

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Colin: HMV's new owner

Colin wonders if the dog likes his new owner

15 Jan 2013

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Taking Stock: Many happy returns over Christmas

Christmas is a time for ... taxes, apparently

10 Jan 2013

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Taking Stock: The death of Facts

TS is shocked and saddened to hear of the demise of Facts

08 Jan 2013

Colin: Post Office pushes the envelope

Colin takes a sideways glance at the Post Office finally looking at its own software over accounting errors

07 Jan 2013

Colin: Have a value-added Christmas

Colin wishes you all a merry Christmas - and don't forget to leave a 64-8 out for when Santa comes down the chimney

20 Dec 2012

Taking Stock: Greentree gets charitable in biz software giveaway

TS loves to see good deeds...

18 Dec 2012

Colin: X marks the spot

How offshore tax settlements agreements used to be conducted

12 Dec 2012

Taking Stock: Licence to ... audit your tax returns

Sex, drugs and violence. All in the day and life of an undercover accountant...

03 Dec 2012

Colin: Cutting red tape not always subtle

Setting new UK accounting standards is a delicate issue, notes Colin

27 Nov 2012

Colin: What's accounting got to do with the price of fish?

The glitz and glamour wasn't the only reason guests attended the British Accountancy Awards, notes Colin

23 Nov 2012

Taking Stock: Hibs take tax song to Heart(s)

TS loves a witty ditty

15 Nov 2012

Colin: It doesn't smell like coffee...

Colin muses on other borderline areas of the law

13 Nov 2012

Colin: Tax - there's no app for that

An iProfit to make your eyes water

08 Nov 2012

Don’t panic about KPMG’s false alarm

KPMG staff get unexpected break when UK chairman accidentally sets off fire alarm

05 Nov 2012

Colin: McDonald's golden promotion

A promotion at McDonald's caught Colin's eye this week

05 Nov 2012

Ever heard of the complexity gnome?

TS couldn't help but chuckle when MPs asked the chief executive of HMRC about the possibility of a gnome complicating the tax system

01 Nov 2012

Colin: Halloween parties need meticulous planning

Some things are a little obvious, notes Colin

31 Oct 2012

Colin: Judge gently?

Judges are seldom charitable, notes Colin

26 Oct 2012

PwC gets vocal over lost BG audit

The Big Four firm is unusually chatty about losing a major audit, notes TS...

25 Oct 2012

Colin: Frappes and figures

A frappe isn't just a frappe these days, notes Colin

18 Oct 2012

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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

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

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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