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Businesses lambast decision to delay rates changes

Communities minister Eric Pickles delays revaluation of business rates to 2017

02 Nov 2012

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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

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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

2020 Tax Commission calls for single income tax

In its latest report, the 2020 Tax Commission outlines six steps it believes could lead to a simpler tax system

21 May 2012

Potential Spanish tax liability for Sportingbet

Online gambling business Sportingbet faces discussions with Spain's Ministry of Finance

21 May 2012

Cameron - who has the most important job of all?

Bobby Lane believes accountants have done more than the government in helping nurture and protect businesses

09 May 2012

2,000 senior public staff paid through companies

Hundreds of senior public sector staff are paid through companies, despite working in their department for more than a year

03 May 2012

Osborne to challenge India tax plan

India's CGT plan could backfire on the country, the chancellor is to warn officials

02 Apr 2012

Tax can't be simple with a heavyweight finance bill

Despite better tax consultations, a huge finance bill suggests a more complex system, despite government rhetoric

30 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Borrowing target met

Borrowing for 2011/12 comes in a billion pounds lower than expected

21 Mar 2012

Government FDs should reveal limited company officials

Treasury looks to ascertain the number of senior government officials working through limited companies

17 Feb 2012

Councils to choose their own auditors, DCLG confirms

Government publishes proposals on next steps post-Audit Commission

05 Jan 2012

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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