Central Government

Former chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling

'Tears' will follow Scottish tax devolution plans, warns Darling

Handing over Scottish income tax powers while removing voting rights will create a split that adds great risk to improving the economy, warns Alistair Darling

24 Nov 2014

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OTS launches employment status and tax penalties projects

OTS to examine effectiveness of current employment status regime and that of tax-related penalties

17 Nov 2014

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Grant Thornton to develop business skills apprenticeship

Top ten firm appointed by BIS to develop apprenticeships

24 Oct 2014

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

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

21 Oct 2014

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

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

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Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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