Pre-Budget Report

4,000 construction firms defer tax under new scheme

Thousands of construction firms defer tax bills for three months under HMRC scheme

23 Jan 2009

Loss offset extension of limited use for SMEs

Extension to three years of the time businesses can offset a trading loss against profits sounds 'good on the surface but [is a] really very modest [change]’

11 Dec 2008

Little benefit from shifting HQs abroad

Govt's announcement that it won't tax multi-nationals' foreign profits is likely to be of small benefit as accountants face bigger challenges in this crisis

11 Dec 2008

Tax havens inquisitor appointed

Financial services to head examination of transparency, regulations and taxation in offshore tax havens

03 Dec 2008

Debenham's shoppers to wait for VAT cut

Retailer denies Christmas shoppers the opportunity to take advantage of the 2.5% reduction in VAT

02 Dec 2008

Advisers inundate Sage over VAT change

Sage takes over 100 calls within an hour of opening after the pre-Budget report VAT announcements

01 Dec 2008

City talent could move on over tax hike

Advsiers warn that tax hike for high earners could hit the City's competitiveness in the war for talent

01 Dec 2008

Everyone's a winner - but for how long!

The contents of Alistair Darling’s second ­ and eagerly awaited ­ pre-Budget report (PBR) had been significantly previewed and so had overtones of a child’s Christmas presents

26 Nov 2008

PBR 08: Tax experts lukewarm on VAT cut

Retailers, banks and insurance companies may benefit more than consumers from today's VAT cut announced in the pre-Budget report, tax experts said.

24 Nov 2008

PBR 08: Tax advisers puzzled by foreign profits forecast

Release of forecast on foreign profits remittance to the UK has left many questioning the Treasury's calculations

24 Nov 2008

PBR 08: Inflation to fall dramatically

Chancellor produces falling inflation

24 Nov 2008

What to expect from the pre Budget report

Alistair Darling presents his second PBR on Monday – what will be in it?

24 Nov 2008

Cameron proposes tax cuts for employers

Tories leader expected to announce plans to slash taxes by billions of pounds

11 Nov 2008

Fair value suspension branded 'stupid'

Accounting and valution analysts voice alarm at the prospect of a suspension in fair value

06 Oct 2008

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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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