George Osborne

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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

George Osborne

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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Chancellor to introduce tax-breaks on environmental levies

George Osborne could announce tax breaks for energy intensive industries in a mini-budget next month

18 Oct 2011

Osborne rules out tax cuts

Chancellor says tax cuts are unlikely during world economic crisis

03 Oct 2011

Behind the 50p rate headline figures

Estimates of how much the top rate of tax will raise, or lose, have dominated finance pages. But to what extent can we rely on the headline figures?

15 Sep 2011

50p rate to raise £12.6bn in five years, Treasury figures show

Parliamentary question reveals Treasury's revenue projection for top rate of tax

08 Sep 2011

Economists attack 50p tax rate

A group of influential academics says top rate of tax is harming growth

07 Sep 2011

UK and Switzerland announce historic agreement

Deal to be worth billions of pounds to the Exchequer

24 Aug 2011

Removal of 50p tax rate is cuckoo says Treasury minister

Danny Alexander labels former chancellor and some Conservatives as living in "cloud cuckoo land"

01 Aug 2011

NIC holiday figures still short of target

New businesses still failing to take up flagship government scheme

21 Jul 2011

Queen's accounts to face full NAO scrutiny

Royal finance reform opens Queen's accounts up to the National Audit Office

04 Jul 2011

Financial Power List: half term reports

We've dusted down the mortar boards to write the mid-term reports on the class of the Accountancy Age Power List. Who is top and who needs to improve their grades?

23 Jun 2011

Tax on oil and gas sees Centrica cut investment

Chancellor's increase in tax on oil and gas production sees Centrica rein back on spending plans

10 May 2011

2013 earmarked for cutting 50% rate

Speculation emerges that the chancellor is planning to lower the higher rate of income tax in two

11 Apr 2011

Blog: A 'growth' Budget overshadowed by disappointing... growth

The chancellor changes tack but will his new focus on growth work

24 Mar 2011

A growth Budget overshadowed by disappointing growth

24 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 'It's hurting but not working', says Labour leader

Ed Miliband has ridiculed government claims that its 2011 Budget is about growth and recovery

23 Mar 2011

George Osborne's place in history

Has the chancellor done enough to go down in history as a great chancellor?

23 Mar 2011

Treasury’s sabre-rattler

Exchequer secretary David Gauke’s comments on tax have angered many and have shown up flaws he must address

10 Mar 2011

Chancellor asks for Budget ideas

Online Budget portal set up for the public to send suggestions on how to boost the economy

08 Feb 2011

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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