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Big Four to appear before Public Accounts Committee

Big Four tax partners called before Public Accounts Committee to discuss tax avoidance

21 Jan 2013

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs rows back on bonus delay

Following widespread political pressure, Goldman Sachs decides not to delay the delivery of staff bonuses

16 Jan 2013

Goldman Sachs

MPs’ anger as Goldman Sachs plans delay to bonuses

Plans to delay bonuses until after the top tax rate falls to 45p have angered Westminster

15 Jan 2013

Childcare tax relief postponed

Coalition plans to introduce childcare tax breaks have been pushed back

11 Jan 2013

IT companies underpaid tax by £800m, says Tory MP

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke accuses IT companies of underpaying their corporation tax

08 Jan 2013

Anstee: Small businesses need audits to help raise finance

Accessing finance becomes a slower, more difficult process without audited financials at hand, warns former ICAEW chief

19 Dec 2012

AS2012: Coalition growth plans are “slowest recovery in 100 years” – Balls

George Osborne's fiscal policy "completely derailed", says the shadow chancellor

05 Dec 2012

Select committee to evaluate effectiveness of tax system

Treasury Select Committee will examine tax policy in new year

05 Dec 2012

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

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

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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