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The second reading debate is when MPs consider the Bill’s main principles and will be followed by a line-by-line examination of tax changes and anti-avoidance measures in committee.
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats stepped up their demand that comptroller and auditor general Sir John Bourn audit all the Budget assumptions instead of just those chancellor Gordon Brown refers to him and a rolling selection of the remainder.
Shadow chancellor Matthew Taylor said new lower GDP figures called into question Brown’s forecasts, adding: ‘It is time to call in the auditors so that we have a believable forecast not wishful thinking.’
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements