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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

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

Vote and comment in the latest Accountancy Age Debate

19 Sep 2013

Arms Linking Together

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

“Don’t chop and change tax rules”, warns CBI

The CBI warns further major tax changes could damage certainty and stability

18 Jul 2013

Government to consult on devolving tax powers to Cardiff

Cardiff could receive powers to set a Welsh rate of stamp duty land tax

18 Jul 2013

MPs accuse Prince of tax dodging in hearing

MPs in the Public Accounts Committee challenge the fairness of the Duchy of Cornwall's tax arrangements

16 Jul 2013

Prince Charles’ tax affairs to face PAC scrutiny

Public Accounts Committee to examine the Duchy of Cornwall's tax affairs

15 Jul 2013

UK200Group practitioners worried by ‘marketplace fairness tax’

Plans for 'marketplace fairness tax' designed to level the playing field between online and high street retailers have caused concern among advisers

14 Jun 2013

PAC calls for “full HMRC investigation” into Google’s tax position

Following May's hearing, the Public Accounts Committee calls for a "full investigation" into Google's UK tax affairs

13 Jun 2013

"Stark" challenge ahead for government finance staff

Government finance managers, and departmental FDs, need to step up another gear to drive departmental reform and savings

13 Jun 2013

HMRC “must be more aggressive and assertive”, Hodge tells Lords

HMRC must challenge more businesses and tax avoidance schemes more aggressively, according chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge

05 Jun 2013

Smaller consultancies thrive as emerging markets beckon

Smaller management consultancies picking up specialist work as companies look to take advantage of emerging markets

29 May 2013

Drop corporate tax rate to 10%, say Conservative MPs

A lower corporate tax rate would make the UK more competitive and help discourage tax avoidance, claims group of MPs

24 May 2013

Profession reaches end of its tether with PAC

After the Public Accounts Committee's latest hearing - in which it heavily criticised Google's tax affairs - many advisers have had enough

17 May 2013

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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

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

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