Pre-Budget Report

PBR 09: Electric car exempt from tax

No taxes for electric company cars for the next five years

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Labour has lost "moral authority" to govern, claims Osborne

Shadow chancellor claims government has ducked tough spending choices

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Cable attacks "unfair" and "optimistic" pre-Budget report

Lib Dems say recovery's pace is not certain

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Sweeping disclosure beef-up announced

Consultation document rolled out to beef up disclosure regime, proposing harsher penalties for non-compliance and asking for more client information from advisers

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Banks already planning to duck bonus tax

Banks are already looking to circumvent new tax on staff bonuses

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Highlights from the chancellor's statement

The key measures introduced in Alistair Darling's PBR statement to the Commons

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: National Insurance to go up 0.5%

0.5% NI contribution rise across the board from April 2011 above a £20,000 threshold

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: The chancellor's speech in full

The full speech from chancellor Alistair Darling's pre-Budget report

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Public spending budget

Darling announces it is not viable to review public sector department budgets

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Bankers hit with one-off 50% bonus levy

Darling issues ultimatum to banks: build up capital cushion or suffer hit to any bonus higher than £25,000

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Darling announces £5bn in savings

More money saved through efficiencies

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Chancellor confirms Inheritance Tax threshold freeze

Darling announces individual’s IHT to be frozen at £325,000

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Reduced pension tax relief for high earners confirmed

Those earning over £150,000 face relief cut

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Broadband tax

Each household to pay towards expansion of broadband in the country

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Green vehicles receive tax exemption

Electric cars exempt from company car taxation

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Net debt is at 56% of GDP

Darling flags up UK's net debt as a percentage of GDP is lower than neigbouring countries

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Investment in clean energy

£160m investment in low carbon tech

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Deficit to be £178bn this year

Deficit to fall to £176bn in 2010

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Inflation to peak at 3% in 2010

Inflation to fall back next year

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: VAT back up to 17.5% in 2010

Chancellor confirms that VAT cut not being extended

09 Dec 2009

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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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