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PwC: Use £7bn public borrowing undershoot to focus on ‘supply side’ reforms in Budget

Government should focus on ‘lightening’ business regulation and tax reform in the 21 March Budget, in an effort to encourage long-term economic growth

08 Mar 2012

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Clegg prepared to swap 50p tax rate for wealth squeeze

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg ready to support axeing 50p top rate of income tax in the Budget, in return for taxes on the wealthy

07 Mar 2012

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Lib Dems ready to scrap 50p tax rate

Libreal Democrats prepared to scrap the 50p tax rate in return for a new tax on expensive home

05 Mar 2012

Scrap 50p income tax rate, business leaders tell Osborne

The 50p higher rate of income tax is "damaging the economy" and delaying recovery from recession, more than 500 entrepreneurs and business owners warn the chancellor

01 Mar 2012

Liam Fox calls for business tax cuts

Former defence secretary urges chancellor George Osborne to cut employers' national insurance contributions and simplify labour laws

22 Feb 2012

CBI calls for ‘targeted changes’ to UK tax system

CBI urges George Osborne to boost growth and jobs with a £540m package of tax changes

22 Feb 2012

Accountants split about Balls' call for Budget tax cuts

Accountants in UK200 Group divided on shadow chancellor's call for tax cuts to boost growth

21 Feb 2012

Laws: Target high earners in Budget

Former chief secretary to the Treasury urges chancellor George Osborne to raise income tax threshold to £10,000 in next month's Budget

21 Feb 2012

Ed Balls calls on government to cut taxes in Budget

Labour shadow chancellor says a VAT cut is the fastest and fairest way to boost consumer confidence

20 Feb 2012

Think tank wants corporation tax slashed

Centre for Policy Studies says cutting corporation tax would boost the economy

30 Jan 2012

50p tax rate to stay, says Cameron

Prime minister says government not minded to cut higher rate band

09 Jan 2012

Will SEIS unfreeze investment?

Easing the tax burden on startup investors is welcomed, but advisors question whether it goes far enough

30 Nov 2011

AS2011: 'Gifts' worth millions for UK under new relief scheme

£75m in gifts could be handed over to the UK to offset against tax bill

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: £100k start-up investment to receive 50% tax relief

Autumn Statement sees start-up income ad capital investments receive a tax boost

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: Corporate tax rate down to 25%, Osborne confirms

Corporate tax rates will definitely fall to 25% next year

29 Nov 2011

Osborne set to increase bank levy

Chancellor expected to announce increase to 0.078% from 0.075%

29 Nov 2011

Growth from tax is Osborne's likely move

Next week's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor must focus on strategies for growth, writes George Bull

28 Nov 2011

Non-doms: the £50,000 passport to tax relief

Non-dom regime reform is a sugared pill for overseas nationals but who will pay the remittance charge?

29 Jun 2011

Government must stop the SME accounting tug-of-war

BIS wants less record-keeping while HMRC wants more robust accounting. Make your mind up, says Elaine Clark

09 Jun 2011

Gas field to remain closed because of energy tax

Centrica will not open gas field because of energy rate

02 Jun 2011

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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