Politics

Jane Curtis

Budget 2013: Govt abandons smoothing plans

The Treasury will not be pursuing plans to smooth assets and liabilities of schemes to reduce deficits

21 Mar 2013

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Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

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Budget 2013: Corporation tax cut as growth halved

Income tax threshold raised to £10,000 and corporation tax cut to 20% among measures in 2013 Budget as growth forecast halved

20 Mar 2013

Exporters queue up as QE is put off again

Importers may want to consider their hedging options with a weak Pound - while exporters lord it up

12 Mar 2013

Short-termism poisoning pension fund returns, MPs told

Fund managers' and pension funds’ pursuit of short-term investment is causing severely reduced returns panel of MPs hear

28 Feb 2013

Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe

An initial vote on controversial reforms of the audit market are due in March, but don't be surprised by more delays

28 Jan 2013

Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

Jaguar Land Rover CFO voices UK-EU relationship concern

Kenneth Gregor cautions against "barriers" that would arise if the UK is "set aside from Europe

23 Jan 2013

Politicians should leave pensions alone

Ed Balls' proposal to engage in another tax raid on pensions could cause more problems than it solves, writes George Bull

04 Jan 2013

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Corporation tax cut by a further 1%

Corporation tax is to be cut by a further 1%, George Osborne told parliament during his Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Government book-keeping change adds £70bn to the deficit

Chancellor says government is moving Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock debt onto its balance sheet during Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Interview: Euro MP Sajjad Karim on steering audit reform

Accountancy Age speaks to the British MEP about how he is steering the EC's planned reform of the audit market through the European parliament

08 Oct 2012

Readers unconvinced over Cable’s business bank

The business secretary's plans to establish a business bank for SMEs fails to enamour Accoutancy Age readers

25 Sep 2012

David Cameron intervenes to halt state pension reform

State pension reform on the rocks after David Cameron raises concerns it would alienate elderly voters

19 Sep 2012

ACCA: Business bank could “take decades” to get right

ACCA sceptical on government plans for a business bank

12 Sep 2012

Autumn statement date confirmed

George Osborne is to make his autumn statement on 5 December

11 Sep 2012

Miliband says pension charges ‘next chapter’ in fight with financial sector

Industry criticises Miliband's claims against pension administration charges as "misinformed"

13 Jul 2012

KPMG: QE to resume “sooner rather than later”

With the economy back in recession KPMG expects the Bank of England will have to extend its asset purchase programme

11 May 2012

Budget2012: Osborne wants to double export

Chancellor wants to double UK export to £1tn within next ten years

21 Mar 2012

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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