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The Philip Fisher column

The world is overrun with blogs and tweets. While they serve a purpose, this column is something slightly different. You will not find out what the author had for breakfast or the colour of the socks he is wearing. You will not be pestered with tedious listings of every film, book, play etc that your correspondent has ever seen or his latest success or otherwise on the golf links.

What readers have come to expect from a writer who has been associated with AccountingWEB almost from its inception are objective but on occasion quite possibly opinionated articles about topics that might be of interest to accountants as people. The intention is to be simultaneously challenging, thought-provoking and entertaining.

Since the writer is a partner in the Human Capital team at BDO LLP these columns will frequently take on issues relating to taxation, business and government policy. For light entertainment, he is also London Editor of British Theatre Guide so there will be plenty of hints and tips about what to see and not to see.

He also regularly writes about technology for London Accountant and almost anything else under the sun for a variety of publications so there are always going to be odd surprises in store. Travel, art, books, theatre, sports and consumer issues are all likely to receive consideration in coming months - but so are taxation issues, thoughts on the latest technology and, inevitably, the activities of the Chancellor and HMRC.

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Everybody loves a good night out at the theatre but all too often the ticket prices prove prohibitive. Get Into London Theatre reverses that trend.

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George Orwell invented Big Brother but even he did not go quite as far as the latest proposals that will very soon be enacted.

Nov
04
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Rather than bore readers with large numbers of wishes that even Santa Claus could not bring true let alone George Osborne, this article presents a handful of practical points that would make life simpler for all at little cost to the Government.

Oct
28
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Even if you have never had a Talk Talk account, the news that the Internet Provider has inadvertently shared data with the criminal fraternity should set alarm bells ringing.

Oct
21

Whether you specialise in audit, taxation or insolvency, the likelihood is that the ever-increasing volume of legislation and regulatory requirement is driving you mad.

Oct
14

Having just been aided by a removal company to travel three metres to my fourth desk in two years, this seems a particularly pertinent question.

Oct
07
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What is it about England and World Cups?

Not so long ago, the World Cup had only one meaning, a football competition held every four years that England almost always entered with high hopes and left soon afterwards in high dudgeon.

Sep
30
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Do not load Windows 10 until you have read this column. Once you have, you probably won’t want to.

Sep
23
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Since Windows 8 did more damage to my computer than the average virus, I converted from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with some trepidation. However, for close to a month all went well until……

Sep
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The press has not painted Jeremy Corbyn in a favourable light but perhaps his advent may not be all bad for accountants?

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