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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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

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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

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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

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