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George Osborne

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

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Osborne should leave pensions alone, say readers

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

04 Dec 2012

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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

Autumn statement date confirmed

George Osborne is to make his autumn statement on 5 December

11 Sep 2012

Help for SMEs should be “more accessible” – ICAEW chief

Michael Izza, ICAEW chief executive, has called for government assistance for small businesses to be pooled in one body

10 Sep 2012

WPP boss Sorrell criticises income tax cut

Sir Martin Sorrell claims the cut in the top income tax rate to 45p is indicative of a "lack of dynamism" in economic policy

31 Aug 2012

WPP moves headquarters back to UK

Advertising agency WPP is to return its headquarters to the UK after a four-year stint in Ireland for tax reasons

30 Aug 2012

Government borrowing spikes as tax receipts slump

Shortfall in corporation tax receipts blamed for £600m rise in government borrowing in July

22 Aug 2012

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