Politics

Lib Dems to tax wealthy more

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

22 Jan 2015

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Colin: Nightmare relief

Colin ponders the reality of government thinking around tax reliefs

19 Jan 2015

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg

Lib Dems plan to tax wealthy, Clegg confirms

The deputy prime minister plans to cut the deficit through 'clamping down on tax evasion and tax avoidance; significant additional savings in Whitehall'

19 Jan 2015

Europe could probe sweetheart deals after Luxembourg leaks

European parliament considers establishing inquiry into potential sweetheart deals between countries and multinationals

16 Jan 2015

Hodge: More thorough accounting required for tax reliefs

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman calls for better monitoring of the performance of tax reliefs

15 Jan 2015

ICAEW: Government accounts show need for financial discipline

Whole of Government Accounts report critical of Treasury oversight of government departments

07 Jan 2015

PAC accuses Shire and PwC over Luxembourg tax structure

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

09 Dec 2014

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

#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

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

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