Opinion

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Keeping the accountants accountable

Mills & Reeve’s Virginia Hickley explains how accountants can protect themselves from liabilities arising from advising on tax avoidance schemes

21 Aug 2014

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The Practitioner: Can the firm make hay while the sun shines?

Clients are in good fettle, and the sun's out...and The Practitioner is considering increasing fees

20 Aug 2014

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The Practitioner: Government-subsidised tax advice please?

With the government looking to help fund the provision of free advice to pensioners, the Practitioner thinks there are advantages, for all, to extend this to accounting and tax

25 Jul 2014

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

21 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: Struggling client holds WIP hand

A client of The Practitioner is in financial difficulties, owing the practice a lot of money...

08 Jul 2014

Fallout from Icebreaker...commercial censorship?

Where is the line drawn on breach of contract with regards to Deloitte and client Icebreaker Management Limited? Jeremy Lederman gives his views

02 Jul 2014

Serious Crime Bill: what this means for professional advisers

Practical implications and costs for accountants from government crackdown on organised crime will be significant

12 Jun 2014

The Practitioner: Bringing clients together backfires

The Practitioner looks to drive business through client collaboration. It doesn't work.

11 Jun 2014

Leader: Latest stats show audit revolution's a long way off

The first tranche of audit tenders has seen familiar faces picking up major audits - illustrating that more market competition is a long way off

03 Jun 2014

The Practitioner: HMRC should be a business adviser

The Practitioner thinks that if the taxman spent more time helping businesses grow, it would hit its tax-take targets

28 May 2014

LLP members are "workers": what this means for whistleblowers

Rachel Farr at Taylor Wessing looks at what the Krista Bates-van Winkelhof case means for LLP members and firms

23 May 2014

The Practitioner: Doing time with clients

The Practitioner is shocked that some of his supposedly squeaky-clean clients have had run-ins with the law

16 May 2014

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

23 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

23 Apr 2014

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

09 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

07 Apr 2014

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

01 Apr 2014

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

26 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Simplification has impact on policy

Office of Tax Simplification's John Whiting outlines the body's role in the Budget

20 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Osborne hits the right balance

IoD's Stephen Herring sees the Budget as balancing fiscal protection, with welcome changes to the pensions and savings regimes

20 Mar 2014

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

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Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

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