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Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

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Committee calls on taxman to be tougher on multinationals

The Public Accounts Committee calls on the taxman to be more assertive in its fight against corporate tax avoidance

03 Dec 2012

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ICAEW urges local audit cost rethink

Government must ensure firms are paid when they conduct a public interest report to hold local authorities accountable

21 Nov 2012

Hand Wales control over its taxes, says commission

Silk Commission outlines handover of tax-setting responsibilities and borrowing control to Welsh government

20 Nov 2012

Committee needs to understand the UK tax system

Members of the Public Accounts Committee showed a worrying lack of understanding of the tax system, says Miles Dean

14 Nov 2012

Less is more as corporates' tax responses vex MPs

MPs in the Public Accounts Committee struggled to get any closer to resolving the issues around multinationals' tax affairs

13 Nov 2012

Google, Starbucks and Amazon “immoral”, say MPs

The Public Accounts Commmittee seeks answers from Google, Starbucks and Amazon over their tax affairs

13 Nov 2012

Edgy HMRC chief struggles to shine before MPs

The Public Accounts Committee's analysis of HMRC's accounts for the last year was not a comfortable experience for its top brass

09 Nov 2012

Government needs a CFO, says ICAEW’s Izza

Michael Izza says the climate of austerity requires a CFO at the "heart of government"

08 Nov 2012

Businesses lambast decision to delay rates changes

Communities minister Eric Pickles delays revaluation of business rates to 2017

02 Nov 2012

Argument erupts in parliament committee over draft audit bill

A parliamentary committee heard evidence of pitfalls and gaps in a local audit draft bill

30 Oct 2012

Treasury appoints director-general of tax and welfare

Indra Morris is to take up the post in November

19 Oct 2012

Lack of quality data hinders government's budgeting

Government departments need to better align budgeting and planning, says NAO

18 Oct 2012

PwC examined doomed West Coast deal

Flaws in bidding process for control of West Coast Main Line franchise discovered after PwC called in to vet the numbers

04 Oct 2012

KPMG partner takes British Retail Consortium director role

Helen Dickinson takes British Retail Consortium director general role and is succeeded by David McCorquodale as head of retail at KPMG

24 Sep 2012

Drop CGT for three years, urges Liam Fox

Former defence secretary says that dropping CGT will stimulate economic growth

13 Sep 2012

Government borrowing spikes as tax receipts slump

Shortfall in corporation tax receipts blamed for £600m rise in government borrowing in July

22 Aug 2012

Scrap the annual Budget, says ICAS

Scottish institute says an annual Budget causes a short-term approach from government

17 Jul 2012

BIS strengthens reporting framework for directors’ pay

Draft regulations proposes splitting directors' remuneration into two separate parts

29 Jun 2012

Sole Survivor: Why is business start-up loans just for 'upstarts'?

Oldies could be goodies when it comes to start-ups, so let them have have good loan rates like the whippersnappers, says Elaine Clark

06 Jun 2012

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

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

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