The annual tax rises are expected to be implemented from next April ? to coincide with the beginning of the three-year spending round, which will raise NHS spending above inflation.
Elsewhere, according to reports, the chancellor is expected to freeze fuel duty for a second successive year due to the volatility of oil prices. However, National Insurance is seen by many as the favourite target for tax increases.
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