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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

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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

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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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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