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AS2013: What the papers say

'Tinkering' is the by-word for the Autumn Statement, a perusal of the papers has found

06 Dec 2013

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AS2013: Lack of detail means the fun's in the Finance Bill

The chancellor, in an otherwise dull Autumn Statement, has left a few grenades hidden in the Green Book

05 Dec 2013

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Moorfields administrators to close all Blockbuster stores

All Blockbuster stores to close this weekend after administrators did not receive any acceptable offers

05 Dec 2013

AS2013: Business rates don’t go far enough

Business rates will be capped and relief given to SME in Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2013

The sobering effect of the ‘small beer budget’ on M&A deals

Alvarez & Marsal's Ian Fleming looks at the business side of the Budget

22 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: After the ‘omnishambles’, the ‘aspiration’

Osborne successfully averts a repeat of his 2012 'omnishambles', but not entirely without controversy

22 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: What the papers say

A round-up of the press's reactions to the chancellor's 2013 Budget

21 Mar 2013

Government hopes to claw £745m in 5 years from green taxes

Changes to environmental levies creates further complexity but raises funds for government

21 Mar 2013

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

Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

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

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Osborne continues crusade against avoidance

The chancellor reiterates the government's hardline stance on tax avoidance and evasion in his 2013 Budget statement

20 Mar 2013

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

Budget 2013: Miliband rips into "Bullingdon Boys" Budget

Labour leader claims this is more of the same, and the chancellor has failed to mention the country’s AAA downgrading

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

19 Mar 2013

Government should promote private finance, not force banks to lend

Wednesday's Budget should try and help the private sector financing industry, rather than more futile attempts to get the banks to lend, says Anil Stocker

18 Mar 2013

Chancellor faces calls for tax cuts as Budget looms

As the Budget approaches, the chancellor's party colleagues call for swingeing tax cuts to boost business

04 Mar 2013

March date set for budget

Chancellor announces budget date in March at Commons Treasury Questions

11 Dec 2012

Osborne set to hit banks in Autumn Statement

An increase in the levy on banks could be on the cards in next month's Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2012

Osborne unlikely to turn tax upside-down in Autumn Statement

The delicate state of the economy means Osborne is unlikely to drastically change taxes in his upcoming Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2012

Tax can't be simple with a heavyweight finance bill

Despite better tax consultations, a huge finance bill suggests a more complex system, despite government rhetoric

30 Mar 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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