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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

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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

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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

Exporters queue up as QE is put off again

Importers may want to consider their hedging options with a weak Pound - while exporters lord it up

12 Mar 2013

Accountancy Age Best Employer: Fish flies on its success

Accountancy Age's 2012 Best Employer winner, Fish Partnership, has proved a great draw for clients

01 Mar 2013

Leader: Institute members unlikely to welcome another 'alliance'

ICAS and the ICAEW's new global alliance likely to have members question its value, says Kevin Reed

28 Feb 2013

PwC: Don't change auditor for change's sake

Best interest of shareholders is quality of audit not change for change's sake

25 Feb 2013

Competition Commission delivers an irreversible truth

Competition Commission findings could pave the way for an irreversible process to open up the market explains BDO's James Roberts

22 Feb 2013

Leader: Audit 'baby steps' are pragmatic

Competition Commission takes a realistic, but relatively unexciting, view on opening up the audit market

22 Feb 2013

Is it all about the XX Factor?

BDO partner, Anna Draper, wonders if she’d want to be the first female promoted to a board after proposed EU legislation comes into force

21 Feb 2013

Treasury needs to remove sports tax hurdles

Tax exemption for the London Grand Prix illustrates Treasury's piecemeal approach to sports taxation

14 Feb 2013

Big Four tax heads stay cool under pressure

Cathy Corns impressed by advisors' "robust" responses under pressure during the Public Accounts Committee session on tax avoidance

31 Jan 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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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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