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IFS: UK tax system ‘punishes success’

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

06 Feb 2014

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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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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

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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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