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Prince Charles

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

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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

Prince Charles

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

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

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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