George Osborne

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HMRC budget cut 5% in Spending Review

Chancellor turns his attention to evasion rather than avoidance in the spending review

26 Jun 2013

David Cameron

G8 tax evasion action plan an “anti-climax”

After releasing a ten-point action plan on tax evasion, the G8's proposals have been branded an "anti-climax" by advisers

19 Jun 2013

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Energy companies hit by tax loophole closure

The Treasury closes down loophole that allowed energy companies to claim reliefs on expenses already paid for by customers

30 May 2013

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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