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Budget 2014: OBR revises up growth

OBR makes biggest revision of growth in 30 years

19 Mar 2014

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Budget 2014: Practitioners expect revenue-raisers

Tax professionals expect government to look for extra revenue despite encouraging business

19 Mar 2014

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Clampdown on financial instruments yields 67% drop in underpaid tax

HMRC makes significant inroads into corporate tax avoidance in 2013

18 Mar 2014

Haines Watts launches tax compliance website

Website aims to provide specialist help and expertise to individuals and businesses

18 Mar 2014

French Duncan joins international network HLB

French Duncan becomes exclusive Scottish representative to international network HLB

18 Mar 2014

EU approves IASB funding with strings attached

Release of EU funding streams contingent upon sufficient reform to prevent conflicts of interest

17 Mar 2014

HMRC ramps up asset seizures to pay VAT bills

Asset seizures to cover business VAT bills increases 14-fold in five years

17 Mar 2014

Late calls to ringfence pensions from Budget tax raid

Government set to lower lifetime allowance on pensions, despite calls to leave them untouched

17 Mar 2014

EY recruits KPMG partner Mark Hutchinson

KPMG partner takes EY role to bolster the firm’s advisory practice

17 Mar 2014

UK public wants parliamentary Budgets balanced

Most UK adults want government to balance budgets over five years or less

17 Mar 2014

Insolvency Service increases fees by more than 7%

Price for bankruptcy and compulsory winding up proceedings increase an average of 7.5%

14 Mar 2014

HMRC in search for digital specialists

HMRC launches recruitment drive for digital specialists

14 Mar 2014

ACCA offers student exemption via online free online learning

ACCA teams up with FutureLearn to offer free online learning via university courses

14 Mar 2014

'Worrying times' as HMRC withdraws firm's VCT status

HMRC withdraws VCT status of a company, following breach of investment rules

14 Mar 2014

EC to roll out Chapter 11 style insolvency across Europe

European Commission approves new approach to business rescue and insolvencies giving more chances to entrepreneurs

13 Mar 2014

LLP tax changes to commence in April despite delay calls

HMRC and Treasury confirm Lords' call for taxation easement will not be heeded

13 Mar 2014

Lords call for delay to LLP tax reforms

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee recommends delay in introduction of taxation changes for LLPs

12 Mar 2014

Profits and revenues dip again at Moore Stephens London

Moore Stephens' London office sees another tough year of trading conditions, across the board

12 Mar 2014

BDO restructures its leadership team

Restructured team at BDO sees AIM auditor veteran join the ranks

11 Mar 2014

Treasury Committee criticises government tax targets

Tax targets set by the government are criticised by the Treasury Select Committee after yield targets from Swiss deal are badly missed

11 Mar 2014

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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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