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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

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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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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

ICAS: Cut national insurance contributions for young people

ICAS urges George Osborne to cut NICs for 16 to 25-year olds in Wednesday's Budget to make it cheaper for employers to hire young people

19 Mar 2012

OTS: Employers should self certifiy employee share schemes

Self-certified employee share schemes would be quicker to set up and would encourage staff to take a stake in their company, Office of Tax Simplification says

06 Mar 2012

Charity: New corporate tax loophole will cost poor countries £4bn

Planned Treasury changes to tax rules for multinational companies will cost governments in poor countries up to £4bn a year in revenue, a development charity has warned

06 Mar 2012

ICAEW: Use Budget to encourage business investment

Accountancy institute asks George Osborne not to cut the annual investment allowance

05 Mar 2012

Scrap 50p income tax rate, business leaders tell Osborne

The 50p higher rate of income tax is "damaging the economy" and delaying recovery from recession, more than 500 entrepreneurs and business owners warn the chancellor

01 Mar 2012

Chancellor objects to 'error rate' in EU accounts

George Osborne tries to block annual approval of European Union accounts due to estimated "error rate" in European spending, mainly related to agriculture and infrastructure

22 Feb 2012

Liam Fox calls for business tax cuts

Former defence secretary urges chancellor George Osborne to cut employers' national insurance contributions and simplify labour laws

22 Feb 2012

CBI calls for ‘targeted changes’ to UK tax system

CBI urges George Osborne to boost growth and jobs with a £540m package of tax changes

22 Feb 2012

Laws: Target high earners in Budget

Former chief secretary to the Treasury urges chancellor George Osborne to raise income tax threshold to £10,000 in next month's Budget

21 Feb 2012

IFS: Osborne should make tax cuts to avoid recession

Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests tax cuts vital to avoid threat of recession

02 Feb 2012

50p tax rate to stay, says Cameron

Prime minister says government not minded to cut higher rate band

09 Jan 2012

NI holiday scheme take-up hits 10,000

Scheme take-up figures remain low despite HMRC campaign

23 Dec 2011

Enterprise zone relief 'should have gone further'

Capital allowances of 100% should have been extended to all zones, experts say

30 Nov 2011

AS2011: bank levy to increase revenue by £200m a year

Chancellor announces shock increase to bank levy to raise £310m a year

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: pensions measures to save £450m a year

Clarifying rules around asset-based pensions schemes will benefit businesses, say advisors

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: 100% capital allowances to be rolled out

ENGLISH regions are to benefit from an extension of preferential capital allowance rates

29 Nov 2011

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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