Central Government

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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

Houses of Parliament

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

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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

Hartnett admits £8m error in MP onslaught

Permanent secretary for tax admits mistake but faces accusations of lying from the Public Accounts Committee

12 Oct 2011

Accountants urge caution on SME audit exemption

Mid-tier firms have highlighted the value of audit and questioned BIS plans to exempt more small businesses

07 Oct 2011

Scots auditor general to step down

Robert Black to step down ater 11 years as auditor general

07 Oct 2011

Boost private lending with tax breaks

Forum of Private Business wants the government to go beyond its plans for an SME debt market

05 Oct 2011

Osborne to launch SME credit easing

Chancellor outlines plans to encourage an SME loan bond market

04 Oct 2011

Innovation key to kickstarting economy

Building innovation in the UK is key to kickstarting the economy - but will require sharp changes in incentives and learning, warns Danny Wootton

30 Sep 2011

Miliband wants more tax on 'predator' companies

Labour leader wants to tax businesses that make a fast buck without care for the consequences of those affected by their actions

28 Sep 2011

MPs' expenses body expensive to run

Accounts Committee says expenses system not yet value for money

26 Sep 2011

Local public audit's silent custodian

The National Audit Office is central in the future of local public audit, but its role is hard to grasp

21 Sep 2011

Scots slammed for lack of tax devolution detail

Scottish secretary bemoans lack of detail behind SNP's plans to devolve corporation tax North of the border

19 Sep 2011

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