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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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Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Osborne should warm to Autumn Statement 'themes'

Accountancy Age looks ahead to the Autumn Statement on 5 December

28 Nov 2013

Government information exchange agreements will have little effect, say readers

Accountancy Age's readers have little faith in the effectiveness of the government's tax information deals with overseas territories

25 Nov 2013

Treasury scrutiny of Duchy’s tax affairs insufficient – PAC

Public Accounts Committee calls on Treasury to better examine the tax affairs of the Duchy of Cornwall

08 Nov 2013

Government registry of beneficial ownership to come in

David Cameron announces register of UK company owners

01 Nov 2013

Welsh to receive greater tax powers – Cameron

Cardiff to be granted more power over raising its revenue

01 Nov 2013

Mixed bag for accountants during party reshuffles

A number of accountants were moved around during yesterday's reshuffle, while key positions affecting the profession also saw new incumbents

08 Oct 2013

Racked-up reliefs see Royal Mail set for tax break

Losses incurred by Royal Mail over previous years see the business able to defer corporate tax payments in the week it is set for an IPO

07 Oct 2013

Miliband’s tax policies divide advisers

Business and tax advisers dubious over Miliband's proposed tax policies after pledged cut in business rates and freeze in corporation tax

25 Sep 2013

Labour plans to scrap corporation tax cut

Labour leader Ed Miliband will pledge to cancel corporation tax cut

24 Sep 2013

PAC: Government slack on stopping tax avoidance

The government should use its "buying power" to ensure suppliers don't engage in tax avoidance, says Public Accounts Committee

20 Sep 2013

Voting set to close in our 'female board quotas' Debate

Vote and comment in the latest Accountancy Age Debate

19 Sep 2013

Proposed changes to taxation of LLPs irk advisers

Professional services firms are incredibly resistant to government's proposed changes to the taxation of partnerships

06 Sep 2013

Welfare reform debacle highlights need for a government CFO

Botched introduction of universal credit highlights need for CFO to lead the charge on financial discipline across government, claims ICAEW chief executive

06 Sep 2013

UK and Panama agree double-taxation treaty

UK and Panama agree double-taxation deal

02 Aug 2013

PAC to turn attention to tax breaks for phone networks

The Public Accounts Committee queries tax breaks used by mobile phone networks

01 Aug 2013

Royal tax exemptions justified, say readers

The tax exemptions made for the Royal family and its estates are justified, say readers in Accountancy Age poll

29 Jul 2013

Online sales tax could “kill” growth, say digital retailers

Chief executives of online retailers warn a sales tax imposed on internet sales could have unintended consequences

22 Jul 2013

Groundhog Day at the PAC

The Public Accounts Committee's hearings are a vicious cycle, writes Calum Fuller

19 Jul 2013

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