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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

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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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“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

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

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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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