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“Abolish stamp duty,” PwC tells Osborne

Chancellor should reduce tax rates and introduce a wider tax base as part of plans to stimulate growth, economists say

20 Aug 2012

Scrap the annual Budget, says ICAS

Scottish institute says an annual Budget causes a short-term approach from government

17 Jul 2012

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Osborne in U-turn over charities

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to introduce a charitable donation cap, after making similar concessions over the pasty and caravan taxes

31 May 2012

Government sounds retreat over controversial tax plans

Osborne has made a U-turn over plans to charge VAT on hot takeaway food from bakeries and supermarkets

29 May 2012

Chancellor's deficit cuts in danger as tax take drops

Total borrowing climbs above £1tn as key tax revenues fall

25 Apr 2012

Osborne under pressure to offer charity tax concessions

The chancellor is said to be willing to give ground on controversial plans to cap tax reliefs on charitable donations

16 Apr 2012

Cable weighs in to charity tax row

The business secretary has criticised the government's plans to cap charitable donations

13 Apr 2012

Osborne flags up PAYE overhaul in HMRC remit

In a letter to Lin Homer, George Osborne has outlined five key targets for HMRC over the coming fiscal year

13 Apr 2012

Osborne 'shocked' by amount of tax avoidance by rich

The 20 biggest tax avoiders legally reduced their income tax bills by a total of £145m in a year

10 Apr 2012

Osborne to challenge India tax plan

India's CGT plan could backfire on the country, the chancellor is to warn officials

02 Apr 2012

Osborne to look at 'dynamic' tax costings

George Osborne has paved the way for the possible lowering of the 45p tax rate by ordering Treasury officials to change the way in which they measure the impact of taxation levels on the British economy

28 Mar 2012

Budget tax break for non-doms

Labour accuses George Osborne of burying paragraph raising inheritance tax exemption for spouses based outside UK

27 Mar 2012

Osborne urged to introduce tax band for 'squeezed middle'

Chancellor should introduce a 25% or 30% tax band before the 40% level is reached, says BDO senior tax partner

26 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: Tax breaks set to boost video game industry

Britain's videogame developers have welcomed today's decision by the government to give tax relief to the gaming industry.

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Osborne plans ‘radical change’ to taxation of small businesses

Small businesses with a turnover of up to £77,000 could be allowed to calculate their tax on the basis of cash that passes through their business

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Top rate of tax cut to 45p

Osborne said the direct cost of cutting the tax rate by 5p is only £100m a year

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Bank levy claws back corporation tax cut

The increase in the banking levy annouced in the Budget earlier on Wednesday will mean that banks don't benefit from the additional cut in corporation tax.

21 Mar 2012

Chancellor to cut 50p tax rate

Top rate tax cut and rise in personal allowance to be among key announcements in Budget

21 Mar 2012

Budget Predictions 2: The Chancellor Strikes Back

As if our first round of Budget predictions wasn't enough, another slew of opinions have been formed about the content of tomorrow's statement

20 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: Scrapping 50p rate could cost Treasury billions

Plans to scrap 50p rate could backfire, tax experts warns, as a poll shows that two thirds of voters want the chancellor to keep the top rate of tax in Wednesday's Budget

20 Mar 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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