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Leader: Tax arguments crystallised, but debate continues

Accountancy Age's tax avoidance debate proves a success: with the various arguments around the issue aired and documented. But the arguments continue..

21 Jan 2013

Remove the burden

Where's the recompense for HMRC's failings?

If HMRC is careless enough to not take account of the law, taxpayers should be able to claim compensation, says Andy White

21 Jan 2013

Ed Balls

Politicians should leave pensions alone

Ed Balls' proposal to engage in another tax raid on pensions could cause more problems than it solves, writes George Bull

04 Jan 2013

The Practitioner: New firm, new opportunities...

The Practitioner is presented with a wealth of opportunities from setting up their own firm – but which to take?

03 Jan 2013

AC reports should not be dismissed as mere compliance

The audit committee report is a powerful tool for giving stakeholders insight into the culture and integrity at the top of a company. More companies should provide one, writes James Roberts

03 Jan 2013

Leader: Why is 'most trusted' tag reassuring for accountants?

Survey that shows accountants are 'more trusted' than banks proves a massive hit - but why should that be the case?

18 Dec 2012

Starbucks’ calculated tax risk backfires

Starbucks' offer to the Revenue might look good publicly, but the issue does not go away, says Calum Fuller

13 Dec 2012

Don’t let software licensing fall between the M&A cracks

First choice were fined and ordered to pay £81,000 licensing costs post acquisition, BSA’s Michala Wardell warns not to let M&A activity catch you out

12 Dec 2012

To disclose or not to disclose may no longer be the question

Changes to how pension liabilities are represented in the balance that could keep FDs awake at night, claims David Davison

12 Dec 2012

The threat within: how employees are draining data from your business

Confusion and complacency could be the root cause in businesses’ relaxed approach to information security, explains Rod Day

11 Dec 2012

Navigating the IT license minefield could save you 20% a year

Firms should be aware of the licensing pitfalls that await around every corner, warns Sean Robinson

10 Dec 2012

Watering down women on boards quota is not the way to go

The revised European Commission quota to increase the number of women on boards is a missed opportunity, writes Fiona Hotston Moore

07 Dec 2012

AS2012: Corporation tax drop a pleasant surprise

Alvarez & Marsal's Kevin Hindley takes a look back at the business side of the Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2012

AS2012: "We're cutting your taxes...but we expect you to pay"

CIoT tax policy director John Whiting gives his opinion as George Osborne strikes a deal with the taxpayer in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Can't we tax foreigners the same as UK businesspeople?

The non-domicile tax regime is confusing, and mostly not required, claims Henry Ejdelbaum

05 Dec 2012

Osborne should focus on more than avoidance in Statement

With sweeping tax changes unlikely in tomorrow's Autumn Statement, the chancellor must target his efforts wisely, says Calum Fuller

05 Dec 2012

US in a different league to UK in marketing tables

Through the ashes of Enron the US has perfected its marketing analytics, something the UK could learn, explains Heath Podvesker

03 Dec 2012

The real value of staff development

Failing to understand the true costs of staff development is money down the drain, warns Rob Alder

28 Nov 2012

Succession is about more than finding the right people

Mid-tier firms must ensure they have more than a recruitment strategy to tackle succession planning, warns Ladislav Hornan

27 Nov 2012

The Practitioner: Invest in shares ... of staff

Invest in a full-timer, or find a more flexible arrangement? The Practitioner wants your views...

27 Nov 2012

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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