Politics

Ed Balls

Labour promise to double penalties for tax avoiders

No-compromise stance outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls who pledged a Labour government would double the penalties for those caught by HMRC's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

14 Nov 2014

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Taking Stock: Dozy government MPs ‘snooze’ through key insolvency vote

Government MPs apparently forget to vote on a key committee-stage amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise, and Employment Bill

06 Nov 2014

Ed Balls

Labour to hit £3m homes with £10k mansion tax

Labour mansion tax plans could include substantial rise for homes over £3m

21 Oct 2014

Holyrood uses first-time tax powers to set land taxes

Edinburgh uses its tax-setting powers during the Scottish Budget

10 Oct 2014

R3 calls on next government to commit to insolvency reforms

Insolvency reforms needed for better deal for small businesses, taxpayers, and indebted individuals, R3 says

06 Oct 2014

HMRC turns to psychologists to inspire guilt in taxpayers

Psychologists help HMRC draft letters to taxpayers in arrears to drive up yield

06 Oct 2014

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

02 Oct 2014

Conservatives promise to scrap 55% pensions ‘death tax’

Pensioners will be able to leave a much greater portion of their pension pots to wider variety of people with the abolition of the 55% rate

29 Sep 2014

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

19 Sep 2014

Through recession or secession, long termism is best for businesses

Scotland, and the UK, is a changed place. Companies that take the long term view are the key to future success

19 Sep 2014

Scotland on cusp of securing massive tax-raising powers

Scotland set to receive raft of new tax-raising powers regardless of referendum result

17 Sep 2014

Scotland promised greater tax powers if it rejects independence

Three main political parties promise Scotland new tax powers if there is a no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence

06 Aug 2014

Cameron hints at raising 40p threshold

David Cameron says he recognises the problem of paying the 40p rate "when people are not earning a lot of money"

31 Jul 2014

MPs to grill FRC over going concern

Sir Win Bischoff and Stephen Haddrill face House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee grilling over going concern

22 Jul 2014

Gauke promoted in government reshuffle

David Gauke made financial secretary to the Treasury

16 Jul 2014

More ‘purposive’ legislation would help stop tax avoidance - advisers

Explicitly stating legislation's purpose would aid transparency, advisers say

09 Jul 2014

UK no tax haven, say Accountancy Age readers

The suggestion the UK is in danger of becoming a tax haven given short shrift by Accountancy Age readers

04 Jul 2014

Labour pledges corporation tax rise alongside reliefs

Labour in attempt to gain business's support ahead of election with tax reliefs

30 Jun 2014

Abolish corporation tax and CGT for SMEs – Lord Saatchi

Axing corporation tax for small businesses will stimulate growth, claims Lord Saatchi

18 Jun 2014

Lib Dems to tax wealthiest to cut UK's debt

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg announces plans to tax the wealthiest in order to balance the UK's books

10 Jun 2014

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