Pre-Budget Report

Darling holds off cuts with eye to election

Chancellor delays the savage cuts until after the election battle

11 Dec 2009

Has Britain’s recovery got the cutting edge?

The chancellor is trying to persuade markets the recovery will be strong

11 Dec 2009

VAT rise blocked by PM

Gordon Brown is reported to have convinced Alistair Darling to raise national insurance instead of VAT

11 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Royalty tax cut doesn't go far enough

Chancellor makes UK a much more attractive destination for intellectual property

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Frozen IHT threshold is backward step

Freezing inheritance tax is u-turn on earlier promises

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Darling strengthens powers to plug loopholes

HMRC to toughen up disclosure regime for tax avoidance

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Employees to opt for lower salaries after NI hike

Salary sacrifice schemes likely to see spike in popularity after National Insurance rise

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Offshore account holders urged to disclose

Tough new penalties for those failing to disclose offshore income

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Darling doesn't care if bankers duck bonus tax

The City may grumble but the chancellor wants it focused long-term instead of paying short-term bonuses

10 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Freezing personal allowances 'will raise £2.2bn for Treasury'

BDO claims 'freezing personal allowances is effectively a stealth tax'

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: Retail 'disappointed' over end of 15% VAT rate

Retail sector concerned as chancellor confirms return of 17.5% rate in PBR

09 Dec 2009

PBR 09: HMRC retains power to drop tax cases

‘Equitable liability’ practice will be legislated for at the earliest opportunity

09 Dec 2009

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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