Link: PROFILE: Michael Howard
This follows calls from 25 Tory MPs for IDS to face a vote of confidence on his leadership of the Conservative Party.
Howard has remained conspicuously loyal but Tory insiders say he is favourite to succeed if Duncan Smith loses the vote, as he is widely tipped to do. Next favourite is former Treasury minister and Commons Public Accounts Committee chairman David Davis.
There is a growing feeling that Howard would be the best man to take on prime minister Tony Blair in a future election battle.
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