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Treasury would take £420m hit from cash accounting

Cash accounting for tax purposes condoc released. Treasury would likely take an initial hit from its introduction

28 Mar 2012

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

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

Tax havens

Tax amnesties: Big or small?

A general tax disclosure facility would be more effective than targeted amnesties, according to the Chartered Institute of Taxation, but some experts reckon a general amnesty would raise less money

14 Mar 2012

Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 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

Lib Dems ready to scrap 50p tax rate

Libreal Democrats prepared to scrap the 50p tax rate in return for a new tax on expensive home

05 Mar 2012

Schemes could fall through GAAR net

Creating a general tax avoidance rule that strikes the right balance between simplicity and precision will be hard to achieve

02 Mar 2012

Government wrote off £10.9bn in unpaid tax in 2010

The Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Margaret Hodge, published the first audited Whole of Government Accounts

13 Feb 2012

Colin: Treasury surprise

Colin realises the true meaning of WGA

07 Feb 2012

OTS: Treasury should consider scrapping marriage allowance

Treasury-commissioned report expected to say that married couple's allowance and 10% tax rate on savings are not widely used and complicate people's tax affairs

07 Feb 2012

Green tax strategy slated by MPs

MP condemn government refusal to define what green taxes are

07 Feb 2012

Treasury unaware of tax write off

Treasury "surprised" to learn that £10.9bn of unpaid tax had been written off by HM Revenue and Customs in one year, according committee of MPs

07 Feb 2012

Top civil servants to have tax deducted at source

Chief secretary to the Treasury said CEO of Student Loans Company will pay tax at source

02 Feb 2012

Treasury calls for review of top civil servants’ tax affairs

Chief secretary to the Treasury calls for "urgent review" of civil servants tax affairs

02 Feb 2012

NI holiday scheme hasn't worked, admits Cameron

Prime Minister says the scheme was too complicated and poorly targeted

06 Jan 2012

NI holiday scheme slammed by Labour

Admin costs are double the money saved by businesses, says Opposition

04 Jan 2012

NI holiday scheme take-up hits 10,000

Scheme take-up figures remain low despite HMRC campaign

23 Dec 2011

Financial services 'paid more than 12% of total tax take'

City of London report claims banking and finance sector contributed £63bn to the Exchequer last year

16 Dec 2011

R&D reforms will encourage innovation, say advisors

Patent Box to offer reduced rate of tax on profits derived from inventions

07 Dec 2011

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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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

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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