Taking Stock

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Colin: HMV's stayin' alive, stayin' alive

Colin suggests HMV's top brass might be happy with their rescue deal

05 Apr 2013

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Taking Stock: PwC, HMRC and Goldman Sachs are popular with the kids

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05 Apr 2013

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Colin: The auditor's reading list

Following the FRC's concerns over Grant Thornton and BDO's audit work, Colin recommends a some light reading

26 Mar 2013

Colin: What's up the chancellor's sleeve?

Colin takes a wry look at the contents of the 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Colin: Keep calm and...

Colin suggests what HMRC's next public information poster might look like

15 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Landscape of Lies

TS loves it when life imitates art

14 Mar 2013

Colin: Where's the accountant?

Colin wonders what might give an accountant away in a room of bankers, after Sir Mike Rake's recent comments

11 Mar 2013

Colin: Mood swings

Colin reacts to the UK's loss of its AAA credit rating

26 Feb 2013

Colin: The cat that lost the cream

Colin wonders what might be next for the Manx cat after the UK-Manx tax disclosure deal

25 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Hammer time information

TS loves a bit of hip hop, and what's better than a hip-hop song about PAYE?

25 Feb 2013

Colin: Drowning in debt or rolling in cash?

Colin takes a wry look at the revelation that UK water companies could be avoiding tax

20 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Snakes (but no ladders) for fallen retailers

TS takes a graphical tour through the brand names that have disappeared off the high street in recent years

15 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: An interim FD's Valentine's tale

Being an interim FD isn't all about interim finance things...sometimes it's about love...

14 Feb 2013

Colin: Cartwright checks out

Colin ponders what Burberry's outgoing CFO Stacey Cartwright might like for her parting gift

11 Feb 2013

Mission accomplished for ex-soldier entering accountancy

TS happily reports that former soldier Stephen Gillespie has won an apprenticeship with CPA Associates in Wigan

07 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Good job there's not a loud music tax

Musical tax skits on Youtube - they all sound the same to us old-timers

05 Feb 2013

Colin: Tracking Europe's audit trail

Colin wonders how long it will take for European audit reform to happen

30 Jan 2013

PwC sauces up children’s story

TS was left hot under the collar after its annual trip to the panto

25 Jan 2013

Judges decide on legal privilege

Colin wonders how the voting process might work among Justices at the the Supreme Court

25 Jan 2013

Colin: Death of the high street

Colin wonders if anything more than a weak economy could be behind the recent spate of high street insolvencies

21 Jan 2013

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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

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

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

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