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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

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"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

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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

Colin: Google 'double take'

Colin takes a somewhat irreverent look at the Public Accounts Committee's work

03 May 2013

Google and E&Y summoned before PAC

The Public Accounts Committee recalls Google and Ernst & Young to give evidence over the internet giant's tax position

02 May 2013

Colin: Lucky (triple) dip

Colin takes a sideways look at this week's economic news

26 Apr 2013

PAC risks credibility after accusing Big Four of driving tax policy

In accusing the Big Four of influencing tax policy for their own gain, the Public Accounts Committee risks its reputation

26 Apr 2013

Treasury lambasts PAC over suggestion of Big Four influence

HM Treasury issues a stinging rebuttal to Public Accounts Committee's suggestion the Big Four exert an "undue influence" on tax policy

26 Apr 2013

Big Four “wield undue influence” over tax system, say MPs

MPs in the Public Accounts Committee suggest there is a conflict of interest in the Big Four providing tax advice and expertise to government

26 Apr 2013

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

MPs question Homer's ability to lead HMRC

MPs in the Home Affairs Committee say they are "astounded" Lin Homer is now chief executive of HMRC following her record at the UK Border Agency

25 Mar 2013

Colin: What's up the chancellor's sleeve?

Colin takes a wry look at the contents of the 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

19 Mar 2013

PAC: Taxman’s ‘customer’ service “inadequate”

HMRC must improve its levels of 'customer' service to taxpayers, the Public Accounts Committee says in its 36th Report of Session

18 Mar 2013

Chancellor faces calls for tax cuts as Budget looms

As the Budget approaches, the chancellor's party colleagues call for swingeing tax cuts to boost business

04 Mar 2013

Tax specialist Mike Thornton wins Eastleigh by-election

Eastleigh Liberal Democrat win see’s tax specialist Mike Thornton take his seat in Parliament

01 Mar 2013

ICAEW right to defend taxman’s efforts to curb avoidance

The ICAEW was right to defend HMRC's track record on tackling tax avoidance following PAC criticism, writes Calum Fuller

01 Mar 2013

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

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Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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