Opinion

Lin Homer

Profession reaches end of its tether with PAC

After the Public Accounts Committee's latest hearing - in which it heavily criticised Google's tax affairs - many advisers have had enough

17 May 2013

Running Toward Finish Line

R3 president asks if Insolvency Service can go further

The latest government enquiry into the insolvency profession wasn’t all bad, but highlighted that the Insolvency Service needs to do more, writes Liz Bingham

14 May 2013

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What's really in a name?

Firms, and institutes, face a multi-branding muddle, warns Melissa Davis

13 May 2013

The Practitioner: RTI is a real-time irritation for client billing

Getting clients to pay for PAYE is a pain in the proverbial, suggests The Practitioner

09 May 2013

Scotland’s William Wallace moment - a brave move over tax?

Devolution of the tax system will mark a huge step towards independence for Scotland, but the complexity will be horrendous, writes Straughans' Mike Fleming

08 May 2013

To quota or not to quota: that is the problem

Women on board quotas may have a bad rep, but it’s the only way to address inherent bias argues Fiona Hotston Moore

07 May 2013

The Practitioner: Money talks

The Practitioner gets irate at gossiping clients...

02 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Talent is ageless, but youth unemployment is a problem

The principles of developing future leaders apply whether you've just left school or got years of experience under your belt

01 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Soft skills will be a necessity to being competitive

Accountants must continue to add value by advising our clients more predominantly on their structure and their long-term objective

01 May 2013

Review of pre-packs needed to allay concerns

The Government’s planned review of pre-pack administrations is needed to allay concerns argues Andrew Taylor

01 May 2013

Leader: Be careful what you wish for over legal privilege

Accountants may yet succeed in wrestling away lawyers' monopoly on legal professional privilege. By doing so they risk a scenario that is no good for either party

23 Apr 2013

Keep flawed Share for Rights off the shoproom floor

The tax implications of offering employees shares in small business is just one reason why the scheme won't work

18 Apr 2013

Leader: Does UK business really want the EU?

After Europhiles took a pasting in our big EU debate, where do they go now?

05 Apr 2013

Don't wait for a scandal to rein in internal controls

Although it is widely agreed that spreadsheets incur errors, accountants shouldn’t wait until a scandal hits and regulators step in before they take precautions writes Therese Tucker

05 Apr 2013

Conundrum in cross-border insolvency tackled by Cayman Islands

A Cayman Island court has brought the issue of cross-border co-operation in insolvencies cases back onto the agenda possibly giving practitioners more room for maneuver explains Devi Shah

03 Apr 2013

The Practitioner: No post-holiday blues

An extended break for The Practitioner sees the mojo return

27 Mar 2013

The sobering effect of the ‘small beer budget’ on M&A deals

Alvarez & Marsal's Ian Fleming looks at the business side of the Budget

22 Mar 2013

A Budget of carrots and sticks

Government proposals around tax and procurement seem to encourage good future behaviour with business and taxpayers, writes Patrick Stevens

21 Mar 2013

Government should promote private finance, not force banks to lend

Wednesday's Budget should try and help the private sector financing industry, rather than more futile attempts to get the banks to lend, says Anil Stocker

18 Mar 2013

Become a virtual FD or face retirement

Accountancy practices can exploit real-time information combined with business expertise to provide a virtual FD service to clients, explains Barbara Kroll

12 Mar 2013

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