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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

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AS2012: Fourth change in five years for SME capital allowances

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

05 Dec 2012

Ed Balls

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

Osborne should focus on more than avoidance in Statement

With sweeping tax changes unlikely in tomorrow's Autumn Statement, the chancellor must target his efforts wisely, says Calum Fuller

05 Dec 2012

Osborne should leave pensions alone, say readers

Readers vote strongly against proposals to drop the pension threshold from £50,000

04 Dec 2012

Chancellor to scrap Carbon Reduction Commitment

George Osborne is reportedly considering scrapping or significantly revising the CRC which forces companies to report and pay for energy-related emissions

03 Dec 2012

Osborne to launch £10bn tax-dodge crackdown

The chancellor is set announce the government's latest attack on tax evasion and avoidance

03 Dec 2012

Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

CBI calls on chancellor to leave pensions be in Autumn Statement

CBI director-general John Cridland says a drop in maximum tax-free pension contributions would be an income tax

29 Nov 2012

Osborne set to hit banks in Autumn Statement

An increase in the levy on banks could be on the cards in next month's Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2012

Osborne unlikely to turn tax upside-down in Autumn Statement

The delicate state of the economy means Osborne is unlikely to drastically change taxes in his upcoming Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2012

Osborne may cut pension tax relief threshold

The maximum tax-free pension contribution could drop from £50,000 to £40,000

20 Nov 2012

Osborne calls for profit-shifting crackdown

UK and Germany tell G20 that efforts to block corporate tax avoidance will require better, more coordinated, standards

06 Nov 2012

Osborne wrong to shelve mansion tax, say readers

Accountancy Age readers take overwhelmingly against George Osborne's decision to drop the 'mansion tax'

19 Oct 2012

Could Tory top rate cuts discourage avoidance?

Calum Fuller looks at the potential effect of top-rate tax cuts proposed at the Conservative Party conference

11 Oct 2012

Conservatives abandon ‘mansion tax’

George Osborne and David Cameron drop the proposed 'mansion tax', but maintain the rich will still pay higher taxes

08 Oct 2012

Osborne: 50p rate would hit poor

The chancellor claims keeping the 50p top rate would damage British jobs and investment

08 Oct 2012

Drop CGT for three years, urges Liam Fox

Former defence secretary says that dropping CGT will stimulate economic growth

13 Sep 2012

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

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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: 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

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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