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Finance Act granted Royal Assent

The Finance Act 2014, containing controversial HMRC powers, receives Royal Assent

21 Jul 2014

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Gauke promoted in government reshuffle

David Gauke made financial secretary to the Treasury

16 Jul 2014

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Thor hammers home £20m tax relief claim

Movie producer utilises UK tax relief

10 Jul 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

Londoners face annual £1bn mansion tax bill

Three boroughs to make up more than two thirds of overall yield

11 Apr 2014

PAC queries HMRC's management of reliefs and allowances

HMRC's tax expenditures come to £101bn per year, the Public Accounts Committee hears

08 Apr 2014

UK public wants parliamentary Budgets balanced

Most UK adults want government to balance budgets over five years or less

17 Mar 2014

More austerity as Treasury faces £20bn black hole

Office for Budget Responsibility economic models find £20bn shortfall

07 Mar 2014

Government at odds with PAC over tax gap

Government dismisses various Public Accounts Committee recommendations over tax gap and HMRC operations

04 Mar 2014

Flood victims offered tax reliefs by authorities

Range of tax reliefs announced for victims of UK floods

13 Feb 2014

IFS: UK tax system ‘punishes success’

IFS warns the government must find more sources of tax or risk economic instability

06 Feb 2014

Lib Dems dismayed by proposed cut in 45% tax rate

Danny Alexander rules out further cuts to top income tax rate

05 Feb 2014

Treasury must watch over Royal Household finances

The Queen's household has dipped into its reserves, leaving it with a historically low fund, warns the Public Accounts Committee

28 Jan 2014

Labour's tax plan labelled as 'economic vandalism'

Labour's proposed restoration of the 50p top rate of tax has drawn widespread criticism from business

27 Jan 2014

Staff morale results show HMRC ship is steadying

Under difficult circumstances, HM Revenue & Customs staff have posted improved engagement results in latest survey

21 Jan 2014

Cameron offers councils fracking tax boost

Councils will be permitted to keep all the business rates revenue gleaned from shale gas companies

13 Jan 2014

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy

A 41% spike in the number of firms going bust can be attributed in part to increased audit thresholds

23 Dec 2013

An 'audit bonus' for business, but dire news for small firms

An increase in the audit threshold could be dire for the smaller end of the accounting profession

17 Dec 2013

Steer clear of personal service companies, say readers

The public sector should not engage staff through personal service companies, say Accountancy Age readers

13 Dec 2013

PAC: Fraud and error tax losses ‘worryingly high’

Public Accounts Committee calls for better quality Whole Government Accounts

12 Dec 2013

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