Central Government

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Councils to choose their own auditors, DCLG confirms

Government publishes proposals on next steps post-Audit Commission

05 Jan 2012

Danny Alexander

Rich will pay more taxes, say LibDems

Danny Alexander says that the government will go further in raising money from the wealthiest

05 Jan 2012

Houses of Parliament

NAO: Government accounts need improvement

Comptroller and auditor general qualifies first 'whole of government' accounts for its exclusion of controlled bodies such as nationalised banks

29 Nov 2011

It's a thin line between valuable and invaluable

Leveson enquiry unearths more than just phone hacking

23 Nov 2011

Tax breaks for SME lenders, urges FPB

Forum of Private Business calls on the government to encourage alternative lending to SMEs through tax breaks

23 Nov 2011

Film tax breaks extended to 2015

Prime minister announces extension of tax relief for British film industry

11 Nov 2011

CIMA: Government finance functions unexploited

Public sector finance functions have more to offer than number crunching, CIMA says

08 Nov 2011

BIS bores TS to tears

BIS speaks out on audit reform, but does it have anything to say?

01 Nov 2011

BIS: Joint audit and pure audit firms 'inappropriate'

Joint audit and pure audit firms are not the solution to market structure problems, says BIS spokesman

01 Nov 2011

Miliband warns against capital allowances reform

Up to 200,000 SMEs will lose out under new investment tax plans, according to the Labour leader

31 Oct 2011

Taxman bullish in face of MPs' criticisms

The government's response to the Treasury Select Committee's report on HMRC showed little change in policy

28 Oct 2011

Mid-tier 'worried' after BIS audit reform leak

Mid-tier firms worried about BIS's leaked criticism of EC audit reform ahead of official impact assessment

28 Oct 2011

BIS gets busy on audit reform

BIS's leaked anti-audit reform email – embarrassing but revealing

27 Oct 2011

'Heavy-handed' taxman accepts criticism

HMRC says certain letters were 'inappropriate'

27 Oct 2011

Business must brace itself for bumpy road

BDO's latest report shows insolvency rates stabilising. But, warns Shay Bannon, recovery will be a long and rocky road

24 Oct 2011

Qualified opinion over Smith's Deloitte credentials

Cameron gets wrong end of the stick from Smith's Deloitte credentials

24 Oct 2011

Hartnett clarifies Goldman Sachs confidentiality position

HMRC letter to MPs claims that jeopardising confidentiality will put revenues at stake

20 Oct 2011

Entrepreneur's tax relief - but who benefits?

Does the EIS really achieve the Government's goal of stimulating equity investment? Jonathan Russell isn't convinced

18 Oct 2011

Hartnett to clarify confidentiality rules

Permanent secretary for tax promises to inform Public Accounts Committee on HMRC's position

18 Oct 2011

Can't ex-communicate ExCom's only tax expert

13 Oct 2011

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

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

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