Central Government

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

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Osborne to launch SME credit easing

Chancellor outlines plans to encourage an SME loan bond market

04 Oct 2011

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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

NI for pensioners 'would raise £500m a year'

Government confirms figure following debate over paying for elderly care

15 Sep 2011

Treasury sets date for consultation responses

Government to publish draft Finance Act legislation by 6 December 2011

14 Sep 2011

VAT should be extended to nearly all spending, says IFS

Mirrlees Review says current tax system is "overly complex and frequently unfair"

14 Sep 2011

50p rate to raise £12.6bn in five years, Treasury figures show

Parliamentary question reveals Treasury's revenue projection for top rate of tax

08 Sep 2011

Economists attack 50p tax rate

A group of influential academics says top rate of tax is harming growth

07 Sep 2011

CBI Scotland opposes separate corporation tax

Business group said Scottish government proposals are biased

05 Sep 2011

Spare me the riot blame game

Mat Allen wants a focus on learning, rather than who's to blame post-riot

18 Aug 2011

Colin - Bond ambition

Colin takes drastic action to handle Germany's economic travails

18 Aug 2011

Scotland proposes new tax-collection body

SNP suggests HMRC replacement for corporation tax north of the border

17 Aug 2011

ICAS warns against Scottish corporation tax

Institute says separate rate will encourage profit shifting

15 Aug 2011

Accountants do what they can for riot-hit businesses

Advisors' services will not bring looted businesses back to full health but they can help

15 Aug 2011

New Irish government audit best practice

The APB has issued new guidance on central government audit for the Republic of Ireland

12 Aug 2011

Cameron pledges tax respite for riot-hit businesses

Tax deferrals and business rates hiatus for those 'in greatest need', says the prime minister

11 Aug 2011

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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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