Budget2011: PCG encouraged by IR35 plans

Although IR35 wasn't scrapped, the PCG is encouraged by the direction of travel to make the rule easier to digest

23 Mar 2011

IT issues can be deadly

Budget2011: Short life asset rule 'a step in the wrong direction'

A tax expert has criticised the extension of a business tax break, saying it will require complex record keeping and offer few advantages.

23 Mar 2011

2011 budget book

Budget2011: Corporation tax cut could encourage foreign investment

Lower main rate of corporation tax could entice foreign investment, say advisers

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: What is the price of attracting business to the UK?

Changes to the controlled foreign companies legislation will certainly attract business to the UK. But at £2.5bn over the course of this Parliament, is this worth it?

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Inheritance tax divides the experts

Inheritance tax changes in today's budget have divided experts, with some welcoming the revisions and others arguing government is avoiding the issue of reform.

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Osborne needs to do more for UK to be best tax regime in G20

Chancellor told he needs to do more than cut corporation tax for the UK to be the most competitive tax regime in the G20 group of countries

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 50% tax rate 'will inevitably fall'

Experts are united in predicting the 50% tax rate for top earners will be reduced, but estimates for when it will fall vary from 2012 to the end of parliament.

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Time to Pay lives on

Time to Pay, HMRC's tax defrral scheme for businesses, remains in place

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: DVD VAT loophole remains, warn advisers

George Osborne talks tough about clamping down on low tax regime for offhsore DVD retailers, but advisers say he has paid lip service to dealing with the issue

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: R&D tax credit abolishes caps

Research and development tax credit expanded to help more businesses

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: End of taxi tax relief will hit City employers

Employers will have to suck up the cost of the end of taxi tax relief

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Recovery slower than 80s and 90s

Office for Budget Responsibility revises down its growth forecast but says space capacity gives economy an opportunity

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Northern Irish corporation tax a "mistake"

Proposals to consult on a separate corporation tax in Northern Ireland is unlikely to help businesses, tax expert says

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: At last, a government that listens

You may not agree with the Budget, but you have to agree with the open way it has been put together

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Tax advisers in focus for Budget

Dishonest tax advisers have come under scrutiny in the Budget, as George Osborne has announced further consultation and legislation in the coming months.

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Treasury renews tax avoidance campaign

Budget sees coalition refresh the commitment to beating tax avoidance after 'reality check'

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Whiting "disappointed" at failure to review NI contributory principle

The tax director of the Office of Tax Simplification has said that the ruling out of a review of the contributory principle of National Insurance was a "disappointment"

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: IR35 to stay in place

Government will improve administration of controversial freelance tax rules but not scrap them

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 'It's hurting but not working', says Labour leader

Ed Miliband has ridiculed government claims that its 2011 Budget is about growth and recovery

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Government hopes to collect £750m a year from disguised remuneration legislation

The Budget Book says that the government hopes to make £3.77bn this Parliament from legislation to tackle offshore vehicles designed to defer liabilities

23 Mar 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go


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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