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Treasury committee report highlights complexity of Budget measures

Accounting institutes and PwC have said that the Budget fails to provide certainty, simplicity or practicability to small businesses

03 May 2011

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Energy tax could prevent re-opening of gas field

Centrica, owner of British Gas, warned it might close a gas field as tax measures make it unprofitable

03 May 2011


Capital ideas required as allowances tax rules bite

Tax advisers must work hard to help SMEs who will face the burden of harsher capital allowance rates

20 Apr 2011

Budget figures only add up with £250m from 'disguised remuneration'

The Budget’s magic £250m: Budget relies on an extra £250m from tax on ‘disguised remuneration’

06 Apr 2011

New tax year will affect salaries

Changes to tax rates announced by the government will help some low earners, but families could be worse off

06 Apr 2011

Non-residents limited to ten days' work in UK

HMRC guidelines have confirmed that non-residents who work more than ten days in the UK will jeapordise their tax status

31 Mar 2011

New avoidance law "a monster headache" for employers

Anti-avoidance legislation detailed in the Finance Bill will create headaches for employers, who only have six days before the law is enacted

31 Mar 2011

Should we rejoice at the return of WPP?

Advertising giant WPP announced the day after the Budget that it was considering moving its tax base back to the UK. But is this really a sign that the chancellor's measures are working?

30 Mar 2011

Only 22 companies left UK for tax purposes

Exchequer secretary David Gauke told Parliament that only 22 companies left the UK over the past four years for tax purposes

29 Mar 2011

Government considers "mansion tax"

Business secretary Vince Cable said that a tax on expensive property instead of the 50% rate of income tax is a possiblity

28 Mar 2011

Budget2011: CPI link could raise "significantly more" than £1.1bn a year

Linking taxation thresholds to the consumer price index rather than the retail price index from April 2012 could raise more than the £1bn a year calculated by the government

24 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

Osborne rules out NI/income tax merger

Contrary of the headlines in today's papers, Osborne yesterday all but ruled out the merger of income tax and National Insurance

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Papers divided on Osborne's growth gamble

The pro-business Budget is clear in its strategy, the nationals agree, but there is no consensus on whether it is a gamble worth taking

24 Mar 2011

Tax expert welcomes residency test

A residency test has been welcomed by tax experts, who say it will make the system simpler and more modern

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Shire "to look at Budget details" regarding return to UK

The UK's former third largest pharmaceutical company tells Accountancy Age it will consider the "interesting" proposals set out in the Budget

24 Mar 2011

Environmental taxes to generate £4bn

MacIntryre Hudson's tax principal Katharine Arthur calculates environmental taxes will bring in £4bn in five years

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: WPP/UBM considering moves back to UK

Advertising giant WPP has said that it is likely to move its headquarters back to the UK from Dublin as a result of the measures announced in the Budget

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Non-dom rules "are politically motivated"

Increases in charges levied on non-domiciled individuals are unfair and the whole regime should be reviewed, says leading tax professional

23 Mar 2011

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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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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

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.

Taking Stock: Tax, Twitter, Candy Crush...and Margaret Hodge

It turns out MPs and technology don't mix, TS notes

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