Office of Tax Simplification

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Budget 2014: Simplification has impact on policy

Office of Tax Simplification's John Whiting outlines the body's role in the Budget

20 Mar 2014

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Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

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OTS employee benefits review: Taxation 'ripe for overhaul'

Office of Tax Simplification calls for radical overhaul of employee benefits tax and administration rules

12 Aug 2013

Taking Stock: It's not just Tolley's Tax Guide that grows

Increasing tax complexity has seen firms' pamphlets become unwieldy, TS has noticed

24 Apr 2013

Disabled trust tax law receives cautious welcome

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group pleased that key changes to disability allowances have been reflected in tax treatment of disabled trust beneficiaries

14 Dec 2012

Leader: George too comfy in flip-flops

Lack of tax consistency shows a creaking austerity policy, which doesn't do advisors any favours

06 Dec 2012

Can't we tax foreigners the same as UK businesspeople?

The non-domicile tax regime is confusing, and mostly not required, claims Henry Ejdelbaum

05 Dec 2012

Tax breaks key to driving green energy investment

Developers call for tax breaks for investments in smaller clean energy projects as way of bridging funding gap

16 Oct 2012

Wealth Tax: What the papers say

Accountancy Age rounds up the latest thoughts and views to Nick Clegg's plan for a wealth tax

30 Aug 2012

Name and shame tax scheme users, says Gauke

Treasury minister David Gauke wants more disclosure from tax scheme providers, including details of their clients

23 Jul 2012

Knee + jerk = government's tax strategy

Conflicting signals and back-tracking are the biggest sins that a government can commit when it comes to tax, says Andy White

12 Jun 2012

Leader: Cool-off needed to stop hot pasty tax repeat

Think before legislating. It's worked OK so far on the tax front, says Accountancy Age

29 May 2012

IR35: A year of testing tests looms

New IR35 guidelines have prompted a gloomy response. But it seems advisors will have to go through the process of trying out the 12 new tax tests

11 May 2012

Come on Cameron, cut out the accounting commentary

Throwaway comments about the profession are harmful. So stop it please, says Accountancy Age

08 May 2012

UK Plc - bruised, battered, but still worth investing in

The UK is still an attractive place for investment from overseas despite the tough economic conditions, argues Michael Davis

26 Apr 2012

Sole Survivor: Cash accounting - the hidden burden

In an ongoing series of articles aimed at smaller practices, Elaine Clark questions the morality, and complexity, issues that rise from cash accounting

11 Apr 2012

HMRC faces up to advisors' woes

Senior tax advisors welcome the first stage of the taxman's attempts to improve service delivery, with visits to each others' turf proving an eye-opener

05 Apr 2012

Tax can't be simple with a heavyweight finance bill

Despite better tax consultations, a huge finance bill suggests a more complex system, despite government rhetoric

30 Mar 2012

Tax simplification: Not so simple

The Office of Tax Simplification has made some progress, but government has so far shied away from radical reforms to the tax system

28 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Osborne plans ‘radical change’ to taxation of small businesses

Small businesses with a turnover of up to £77,000 could be allowed to calculate their tax on the basis of cash that passes through their business

21 Mar 2012

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

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

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

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.