On Monday Animal rights campaign group SHAC abandoned its campaign against Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche after the firm said it would no longer be providing audit services for Huntingdon Life Sciences.
It was also revealed that a judgement on the potentially crucial IR35 dispute between a former policeman and the Inland Revenue would only be delivered in a fortnight.
Meanwhile, Leicester City FC, the club rescued from administration by a Gary Lineker-led consortium, appointed a Baker Tilly partner as its new chief executive.
It was also reported that the Inland Revenue is planning to introduce a system that will allow people to file their tax returns via the telephone.
On Thursday Huntingdon Life Sciences, the controversial animal testing laboratory, signaled it may turn to the government to provide an audit after Deloitte & Touche dropped the controversial drug-testing company as a client.
In its Big Question survey, Accountancy Age revealed that a quarter of companies could be forced to restrict their recruitment policies due to the upcoming increase in National Insurance contributions.
Friday saw the week end with two stories both located in the realm of spying.
Firstly, the man who played the quintessential British spy James Bond, Sir Sean Connery, revealed how much money he paid in taxes over the last six years, to dispel any doubts about his Scottish patriotism.
And then it was learned that a tax rebate request from Russian spy, Donald Maclean, sent Edward Heath’s government into panic in 1972, with ministers wanting the file to be ‘mislaid’ to avoid payment.
How about that, Mish Moneypenny?
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements