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Grant Thornton to develop business skills apprenticeship

Top ten firm appointed by BIS to develop apprenticeships

24 Oct 2014

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Labour to hit £3m homes with £10k mansion tax

Labour mansion tax plans could include substantial rise for homes over £3m

21 Oct 2014

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Cameron pledges tax cuts if re-elected in 2015

Upping the 10p and 40p rate to new thresholds on the cards if Conservatives re-elected

01 Oct 2014

Scotland on cusp of securing massive tax-raising powers

Scotland set to receive raft of new tax-raising powers regardless of referendum result

17 Sep 2014

Treasury claims HMRC and BoE wages cost it talent

Wages on offer at HMRC and Bank of England mean Treasury can't compete, claims Treasury civil servant

03 Sep 2014

Cameron hints at raising 40p threshold

David Cameron says he recognises the problem of paying the 40p rate "when people are not earning a lot of money"

31 Jul 2014

Finance Act granted Royal Assent

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

21 Jul 2014

Gauke promoted in government reshuffle

David Gauke made financial secretary to the Treasury

16 Jul 2014

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

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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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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

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

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