Taking Stock

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Colin: Lifeline for Tobin?

Colin gives a wry assessment of the Tobin Tax's chance of being introduced in its current form

26 Apr 2013

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Taking Stock: Unleash the (tax lawyer) hounds

It was accountants versus lawyers at a lively Pinsent Masons debate on legal professional privilege

23 Apr 2013

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Taking Stock: Avoiding avoidance at Portcullis House

TS attended a an international tax avoidance debate at Portcullis House

18 Apr 2013

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

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

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

05 Apr 2013

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

Trio pick up graduate recruiter awards

05 Apr 2013

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Briefings

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.