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PAC accuses Shire and PwC over Luxembourg tax structure

MPs admonish tax chiefs over structures incorporating entities in low-tax Luxembourg

09 Dec 2014

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

04 Dec 2014

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#AS2014: Government brings in 'Google Tax' among avoidance measures

Chancellor announces raft of new anti-tax avoidance measures as government continues drive to curb practice

03 Dec 2014

#AS2014: Osborne pulls stamp duty rabbit out of hat

Chancellor announces sweeping reform to stamp duty tax system, replacing it with a progressive regime from midnight

03 Dec 2014

Live blog: Autumn Statement 2014

See all the comings and goings of the Autumn Statement 2014 here

03 Dec 2014

Devolved Scottish tax powers must be managed carefully, say advisers

Devolved taxation powers to Scotland could distort economy if managed poorly, but advisers praise pragmatism of move

28 Nov 2014

Smith Commission recommends Scotland sets own income tax rates

Scotland should gain power to set income tax among raft of recommendations by Smith Commission

27 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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