George Osborne

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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

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Osborne rules out tax cuts

Chancellor says tax cuts are unlikely during world economic crisis

03 Oct 2011

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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

Experts hail 'grown up' approach to finance bill

Tax profession welcomes early chance to probe finance three months before it becomes law

10 Dec 2010

Advisers welcome 2011 Finance Bill draft

Less uncertainty, plus earlier tax consultation, please the profession

09 Dec 2010

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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