2012 review: At-a-glance guide

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Another year older and deeper in debt? Have a break from New Year stress and spend a few minutes with us looking back at the past year on AccountingWEB. It can't be worse than the last one, can it?

Businesses and their advisers are still waiting for David Cameron to live up to his “I want us to be the first government in modern history to leave office having reduced the overall burden of regulation” rhetoric. Rachael Power reprises our big question from last year with a progress report on the government's deregulation plans in 2012.

Mike Fleming, tax director of Straughans Chartered Accountants, looks back over a year when tax issues have provoked widespread debate and looks ahead to what lies in store for 2013.

Over the last year the issue of tax avoidance erupted into a media frenzy and helped move along the development of a general anti-abuse rule (GAAR). Robert Lovell takes a look back over an eventful year for the profession engaged in the avoidance debate. 

After spending several years questioning the claims of cloud evangelists, John Stokdyk looks at how the new computing model has taken root within accountancy during the past year or two.

Alex Miller looks back at a traumatic year in the world of football and wonders what British clubs will learn from the financial dramas.

The traditional compilation of wisecracks, pithy sayings and comments that encapsulate the main events of the year.

If you're not one for looking back, how about your plans for the year ahead? PracticeWEB wants to know how you think 2013 is going to shape up. Let them know in an online survey, and you start the year with a new iPad mini.

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03rd Jan 2013 14:59

Pediction for 2013

Apart from general election. Business and HMRC will go head to head over "right" amount of tax.

HMRC will lose all credibility and will be changed.

Although some business will continue to suffer (only those that continue to con the public) the main stay of our industries will go onwards and upwards.

In all this is a year where all the wrongs will be righted. Watch Obama grow into the statesman he should be. This will have a worldwide knock on effect.

Happy New Year.

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