George Osborne

George Osborne

FTSE 100 companies criticised over use of tax havens

ActionAid report criticises big business's use of tax havens after G7 pledges more work against avoidance

13 May 2013

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Lowering higher-rate tax band to 45p will increase yield, say readers

The drop in the higher-rate tax band to 45p will increase revenues, an Accountancy Age poll finds

12 Apr 2013

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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

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

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

22 Mar 2013

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

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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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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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