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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

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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

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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

AS2011: Osborne targets pension tax avoidance

Osborne targets tax avoidance based on pensions in an effort to raise £500m a year

29 Nov 2011

Osborne set to increase bank levy

Chancellor expected to announce increase to 0.078% from 0.075%

29 Nov 2011

ICAEW wants repairs VAT reduction to 5%

Institute calls for drop in VAT and increase in Enterprise Investment Scheme relief to starve off double-dip recession

23 Nov 2011

NIC holiday take-up remains low

Chancellor urged to expand scheme, as take-up of NIC holiday falls well short of the government's original projections, despite letter campaign

04 Nov 2011

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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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