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Stormont rebalancing Northern Ireland economy

#AS2014: Wales and NI handed devolved tax powers

Wales will see full devolution of business rate raising powers, while NI looks set to gain control over its corporation tax rates - with a caveat

03 Dec 2014

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#AS2014: Osborne pulls stamp duty rabbit out of hat

Chancellor announces sweeping reform to stamp duty tax system, replacing it with a progressive regime from midnight

03 Dec 2014

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Live blog: Autumn Statement 2014

See all the comings and goings of the Autumn Statement 2014 here

03 Dec 2014

AS2014: What the profession expects

A run-down of what the experts expect from the 2014 Autumn Statement

03 Dec 2014

Deloitte faces Saudi audit ban

Threat stems from Saudi's market regulator, the Capital Market Authority (CMA), telling businesses registered in the Middle Eastern state to stop using its local services

02 Dec 2014

FRC review finds bank audits in need of 'significant improvements'

Profession's watchdog slams aspects of quality of the financial institutions' audits from the Big Four and mid-tier firms in 2012-13 audit quality review report

02 Dec 2014

IASB seeks to widen global investor engagement in IFRS

IASB seeks greater participation from international buy-side investor community

02 Dec 2014

GAAR advisory panel seeks National Insurance expertise

HMRC seeking to strengthen panel's knowledge of employment income and national insurance contributions

02 Dec 2014

Over 55s could face five-pronged property tax hit

PwC issue warning as new annuity reforms will allow people to unlock and withdraw their pensions in one lump sum

01 Dec 2014

HMRC’s corporation tax yield up 25%

A combination of lower corporation tax and increased aggression from HMRC has seen a significant rise in yields

01 Dec 2014

EY goes multi-disciplinary as it gains legal services licence

EY aims for complex group service provision with legal licence

01 Dec 2014

Mergers help boost BDO global revenues

BDO increases global sales 8.8% for the year ended 30 September, driven by a series of mergers

28 Nov 2014

Vincent Tchenguiz sues Grant Thornton and Kaupthing for £2.2bn

Embattled tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz launches legal action against Grant Thornton, Kaupthing and three individuals over failed SFO probe

28 Nov 2014

Smith Commission recommends Scotland sets own income tax rates

Scotland should gain power to set income tax among raft of recommendations by Smith Commission

27 Nov 2014

LDF clients must give ‘informed consent’ for e-mail communication

HMRC warns tax advisers over risk of e-mail communication

27 Nov 2014

Tax cuts for business boosts public revenues

Survey finds business contributions rise with tax cuts

26 Nov 2014

British Accountancy Awards 2014: The Winners

We reveal the winners from the British Accountancy Awards 2014

25 Nov 2014

Livingston FC deducted points after tax failure

Scottish Championship club docked five points and fined £10,000 over tax on player bonuses in 2010/11 season

25 Nov 2014

British Accountancy Awards 2014 - Live Blog

We build up to the British Accountancy Awards 2014. All the latest news, views and gossip

24 Nov 2014

Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

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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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