Politics

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

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

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Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

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

19 Sep 2014

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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

Bischoff labelled ‘odd choice' as new FRC chair

Credibility of Bischoff's appointment at FRC called into question during parliamentary hearing

08 May 2014

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

MEPs question how EC will ensure IASB meets funding requirements

MEPs have asked EC to explain how IASB will avoid conflicts of interest and be democratically accountable

21 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Tax advisers caught out on corporate properties

Advisers didn't expect more properties to be caught in the corporate wrappers tax regime, but that's exactly what's happened

20 Mar 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

Treasury criticises Hodge over PAC ‘grandstanding’

Treasury warns PAC rhetoric may discourage foreign investment in the UK

24 Jan 2014

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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