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Spending review round up

Key numbers in the spending review

21 Oct 2010

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Pared to the bone

As everyone who has not been living on a desert island will be aware, we live in a time of public sector cuts. The government has pledged to reduce the UK’s public spending deficit and the outcome of its spending review is eagerly awaited.

21 Oct 2010

Analysis: VAT rise will cost small business dear

Another VAT of woe: Small business faces extra costs and administrative problems with the VAT rise

21 Oct 2010

Spending Review: HMRC cuts outlined

Huge cost-cutting and efficiency savings outlined for HMRC

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: HMRC staff strike inevitable

HMRC staff strike action is "inevitable" unless the government backs down on cuts at the department, warns the Public and Commercial Services union

20 Oct 2010

Big business main beneficiaries from IFRS: BIS

BIS concerned new accouting rules will burden UK businesses

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Public sector financial rigour crucial

Strong financial management is key to the public sector handling spending cuts outlined by chancellor George Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: The fallout for the taxman and the advisers

Another bad day at the office for the taxman - and the accountants they deal with - after George Osborne tells the department to find 15% of savings on top of other cuts being pushed through

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: £100m to clear PAYE backlog

HMRC commits to £100m investment in PAYE operational improvements

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: HMRC faces 15% budget cut

HMRC budgets to fall over the next four years

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Coalition are ‘deficit deceivers’

Shadow chancellor Alan Johnson accuses government of making cuts along ideological lines

20 Oct 2010

Banks must pay their tax dues: Osborne

Those with the broadest shoulders will bear the biggest burden and that means the banks, says Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Sovereign wealth funds entitled to protection: FRC

Senior regulator said government should not criticise foreign funds which subscribe to code

20 Oct 2010

Spending review 'cannot afford' damage to tax collection

The Treasury's budget is in the "unprotected" category, and advisers are hoping that the Comprehensive Spending Review will not affect the department

20 Oct 2010

Lords to hear top six firms on audit reform

Big Four-only covenants likely to be discussed

18 Oct 2010

Chief predicts slow growth ahead for Grant Thornton

Growth will come from acqusitions, not organically, says Scott Barnes

18 Oct 2010

EU beefs up anti-VAT fraud efforts

"Eurofisc" network of national tax officials will be tasked with detecting and combating new cases of cross-border VAT fraud

15 Oct 2010

Joint audits will increase fraud: Big Four partner

"The biggest fraud that ever took place in the UK, namely BCCI, had joint auditors,” partner says

15 Oct 2010

Accounting watchdog's government funding to disappear

FRC welcomes removal of government funding as a reinforcement of its independence

14 Oct 2010

Widespread relief after measured pensions tax reforms unveiled

Fears of restrictions on pension tax breaks have been dispelled after the government unveils measures today

14 Oct 2010

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

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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