Budget

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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

Budget tax break for non-doms

Labour accuses George Osborne of burying paragraph raising inheritance tax exemption for spouses based outside UK

27 Mar 2012

Pasties

Hot tax is Pasty joke

Two-tier pasty tax system needed, according to worried Bishop Fleming numbercrunchers

26 Mar 2012

Osborne urged to introduce tax band for 'squeezed middle'

Chancellor should introduce a 25% or 30% tax band before the 40% level is reached, says BDO senior tax partner

26 Mar 2012

Cut in 50p tax rate to give Osborne pre-election bonus

Geroge Osbrone will have a pre-election tax windfall of £3.3 billion from his cut in the 50p tax rate as high earners delay their income to take advantage of the lower income-tax rate

26 Mar 2012

Five million workers to pay higher rate of tax by 2014

The Institute of Fiscal Studies estimates that the government's decision to lower the threshold at which people enter the 40p tax band could hit 5 million tax payers

23 Mar 2012

Don't get carried away with cash accounting

Keep your feet on the ground when considering cash accounting to help with tax bills, advisors warn the Chancellor

23 Mar 2012

Squeezing in some more tax

Will personal allowance changes really alter behaviour? asks Melanie Stern.

23 Mar 2012

Can the government make £1.35bn closing VAT loopholes?

Advisors question whether the government can cook up more than a billion pounds from takeaway food and catering premises in VAT 'simplification'

22 Mar 2012

Corporation tax cut makes up for other business gripes

Headline rate cut will boost in-bound investment, but tax advisors less impressed by other business tax changes

22 Mar 2012

Video game relief should follow film route

Tax relief for video games is likely to follow the structure of the incentives available for film production, say experts

22 Mar 2012

CGT tax on residential properties could have ‘difficult side effects’

The government is planning to introduce a capital gains tax to cover gains on the disposal of residential property held in overseas envelopes

21 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: Tax breaks set to boost video game industry

Britain's videogame developers have welcomed today's decision by the government to give tax relief to the gaming industry.

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Osborne plans ‘radical change’ to taxation of small businesses

Small businesses with a turnover of up to £77,000 could be allowed to calculate their tax on the basis of cash that passes through their business

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Top rate of tax cut to 45p

Osborne said the direct cost of cutting the tax rate by 5p is only £100m a year

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Bank levy claws back corporation tax cut

The increase in the banking levy annouced in the Budget earlier on Wednesday will mean that banks don't benefit from the additional cut in corporation tax.

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: 'A millionaire’s budget that squeezes the middle', says Labour leader

Labour leader Ed Miliband has dismissed the 2012 Budget as a budget for millionaires that will hurt middle-income families.

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Personal allowance raised to £9,205 by April 2013

From April next year the personal tax allowance will be raised by £1,100 to £9,205

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: 50p tax rate to fall to 45p from April 2013

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: New land tax for £2m properties

FROM midnight tonight the government will introduce a new stamp duty land tax rate of 7% on properties worth £2m

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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

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

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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