Opinion

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After confusion, government figures must be clearer

The Public Accounts Committee's report on the Whole Government Accounts has led to quite some confusion, writes Calum Fuller

13 Dec 2013

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Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

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AS2013: Lack of detail means the fun's in the Finance Bill

The chancellor, in an otherwise dull Autumn Statement, has left a few grenades hidden in the Green Book

05 Dec 2013

The Practitioner: Wearing too many hats is headache-inducing

Helping clients out with menial matters only stops you from providing better value services, muses the Practitioner

26 Nov 2013

Is big always better?

Partner consultant Heather Townsend crunches the numbers in the top50+50 and asks is big always better or can firms manage in their niche?

18 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Apple to the core

Life without fully charged and synced mobile devices is a hollow Apple, finds The Practitioner

11 Nov 2013

Opinion: Adding value to clients requires wholesale change

The Accountancy Age/Twinfield senior practitioner roundtable revealed a whole host of business issues to address before value can be added to client relationships

08 Nov 2013

Link in and win work: the dos and don'ts of LinkedIn

A magnanimous approach to information sharing is a sure-fire way of generating calls and meetings very quickly

07 Nov 2013

Since when did small mean worthless?

Latest change to accounting requirements could see many professionals wiped out argues David Grunberg

29 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Working in the slow lane

Travelling's great for meeting clients - but contraflows impact on workflow, The Practitioner finds

24 Oct 2013

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

When age is more than just a number

Fundamental changes have to be made in the profession to ensure ageism is a thing of the past

10 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Why does HMRC persist in making us look bad?

HMRC and Companies House 'flapping' is causing clients consternation - with The Practitioner on the receiving end

09 Oct 2013

New reporting burdens will fall on audit committees

The blunt use of disclosure as a government policy tool could be punsihing the many for the sins of a few

04 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Completely Linked-Off

Social media is overloading The Practitioner's senses

03 Oct 2013

Time to encourage growth, not political point-scoring

Political gains should be set aside in favour of creating a climate of growth, says Grant Thornton national head of tax, Jonathan Riley

30 Sep 2013

Even accountants have debt

CABA chief executive Kath Haines explains why Debt Awareness Week is a big issue for the profession

27 Sep 2013

The Practitioner: More deadline days than Sky can cover...

The Practitioner bemoans the number of deadlines to deal with - exacerbated by HMRC sending pointless and inaccurate penalty notices...

18 Sep 2013

Living off the high from winning a British Accountancy Award

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18 Sep 2013

The Practitioner: I am a finance director (sometimes)

The Practitioner has an epiphany while working within one of his client's businesses

11 Sep 2013

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The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

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Colin: Evaders are going to struggle to fit in

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Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

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