George Osborne

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The sobering effect of the ‘small beer budget’ on M&A deals

Alvarez & Marsal's Ian Fleming looks at the business side of the Budget

22 Mar 2013

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Budget 2013: After the ‘omnishambles’, the ‘aspiration’

Osborne successfully averts a repeat of his 2012 'omnishambles', but not entirely without controversy

22 Mar 2013

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Budget 2013: Govt abandons smoothing plans

The Treasury will not be pursuing plans to smooth assets and liabilities of schemes to reduce deficits

21 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Corporation tax cut as growth halved

Income tax threshold raised to £10,000 and corporation tax cut to 20% among measures in 2013 Budget as growth forecast halved

20 Mar 2013

Colin: What's up the chancellor's sleeve?

Colin takes a wry look at the contents of the 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

19 Mar 2013

Chancellor faces calls for tax cuts as Budget looms

As the Budget approaches, the chancellor's party colleagues call for swingeing tax cuts to boost business

04 Mar 2013

Osborne: mansion tax plans a ‘tax con'

Chancellor warns that a mansion tax will be costly to run, and not recoup enough to make it worthwhile

19 Feb 2013

Taxman takes £340m payment from Swiss

Swiss authorities pay taxes owed to HM Revenue & Customs by British account holders – for the first time

30 Jan 2013

March date set for budget

Chancellor announces budget date in March at Commons Treasury Questions

11 Dec 2012

AS2012: Corporation tax drop a pleasant surprise

Alvarez & Marsal's Kevin Hindley takes a look back at the business side of the Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2012

AS2012: What the papers say

Accountancy Age takes a look at the papers' reactions to yesterday's Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2012

AS2012: Government closes down five avoidance schemes in Autumn Statement

Five tax avoidance schemes are immediately blocked by the government

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: "We're cutting your taxes...but we expect you to pay"

CIoT tax policy director John Whiting gives his opinion as George Osborne strikes a deal with the taxpayer in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Fourth change in five years for SME capital allowances

Osborne raises annual investment allowances for SMEs to £250,000

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Coalition growth plans are “slowest recovery in 100 years” – Balls

George Osborne's fiscal policy "completely derailed", says the shadow chancellor

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Corporation tax cut by a further 1%

Corporation tax is to be cut by a further 1%, George Osborne told parliament during his Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Government book-keeping change adds £70bn to the deficit

Chancellor says government is moving Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock debt onto its balance sheet during Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

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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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