Politics

Budget2012: OBR revises up UK growth forecast

Growth for 2011 is expected to be 0.8%, with 2% growth in 2012, 2.7% in 2013 and 3% for both 2015 and 2016

21 Mar 2012

Colin 3 Nov

Colin - A Greek tragedy

Greek choices through Colin's eyes

03 Nov 2011

Financial Reporting Council

FRC takes debate to party conferences

The Financial Reporting Council will discuss the European regulatory environment at this year's party conferences

09 Sep 2011

Osborne: Franc and open

Osborne's take on the Swiss and UK deal

26 Aug 2011

Video: Here comes the Bribery Act

12 Jul 2011

Video: government introduces statutory residency tests

06 Jul 2011

Champions League final could make Exchequer a winner

Exchequer could come out a winner at this weekend's Champions League final

26 May 2011

Quick insolvency process could be slowed down

Pre-pack administrations could take longer, allowing creditors time to oppose them, under proposals by BIS minister Ed Davey

31 Mar 2011

Controversial insolvency reports to be made public

BIS minister Ed Davey tries to combat the lack of confidence in pre-pack administrations by making transparency reports publicly available

31 Mar 2011

Pace of change to new accounting rules frightens EC

Jeroen Hooijer warns that major accounting standards project requires more road-testing

31 Mar 2011

Don't replace UK GAAP with IFRS, say Lords

Lords inquiry into audit during the banking crisis concludes that IFRS is "inferior" to UK GAAP

30 Mar 2011

Bank auditors accused of "complacency"

Lords committee demands statutory obligation for bank auditors to meet with regulators more frequently

30 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Video - Budget analysis 2011

What are the implications of George Osborne's 2011 Budget?

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Audio - Budget analysis 2011

What are the implications of George Osborne's 2011 Budget?

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: At last, a government that listens

You may not agree with the Budget, but you have to agree with the open way it has been put together

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 'It's hurting but not working', says Labour leader

Ed Miliband has ridiculed government claims that its 2011 Budget is about growth and recovery

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Full coverage

In-depth coverage of George Osborne's Budget. All the latest news, views and opinions

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: GDP forecast downgraded

UK GDP forecast for 2011 downgraded from 2.1% to 1.7%

23 Mar 2011

Timetable for real time PAYE reporting questioned

Pain of PAYE reform: the roll-out of HMRC's real time information programme is causing real concerns

23 Mar 2011

HMRC faces long road to recovery

The pressure is on the taxman to cut costs while transforming its service and increasing the revenue it raises

23 Mar 2011

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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

Audit magnifying glass

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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