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Institute for Fiscal Studies

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

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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

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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

Colin - Bill's in the post

Colin takes a view of the financial aftermath of the Riots...

11 Aug 2011

Colin - Riot juice

Colin's take on the rioting

10 Aug 2011

MPs refute HMRC reasons for poor service standards

The Treasury select committee said problems with NPS cannot be blamed for long-running issue

01 Aug 2011

Pickles: 100% of public audit to private sector

Audit Commission in-house work will be farmed out up to the private sector in the next financial year

28 Jul 2011

Informa considers UK tax base return

Informa prepared to consider UK tax return after corporate tax reforms; Lancashire Holdings announces return

27 Jul 2011

Scotland would have to pay for corporation tax

David Gauke has a separate corporation tax would cost Scotland £2.6bn

22 Jul 2011

Four more sets of government accounts qualified

DWP, Defra, Skills Funding Agency, and Rural Payments Agency accounts qualified by the NAO

20 Jul 2011

HMRC cost-cutting and service improvement a "huge challenge"

NAO warns that cost-reduction plans and service improvement will prove difficult in tandem for the Taxman

20 Jul 2011

Calculators at the ready – here come the government accounts

Experts say unaudited whole-of-government accounts will boost fiscal transparency, yet who will take the time to do the maths?

19 Jul 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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