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Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

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Opinion

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Blog

Exporters queue up as QE is put off again

Importers may want to consider their hedging options with a weak Pound - while exporters lord it up

12 Mar 2013

Blog

Sterling hammered in wake of downgrade

The prospect of sterling weakness across the board is, understandably, concerning UK importers

11 Mar 2013

Opinion

The internet must remain borderless

The internet must remain borderless and not under the control of any one country, government or organisation

30 Jan 2013

Opinion

Economic sentiment is a matter of perspective

Talking the economy up has become more fashionable, but pessimism comes easier than optimism

30 Jan 2013

News

EU and UK audit reforms hit by delays

Competition Commission postpones provisional findings until February while European reforms beset by political wrangling

23 Jan 2013

News

Jaguar Land Rover CFO voices UK-EU concern

Kenneth Gregor cautions against "barriers" that would arise if the UK is "set aside from Europe

23 Jan 2013

Blog

City celebrates, but fiscal cliff deal far from conclusive

Markets start the year with an appetite for risk but there are still major obstacles ahead, writes Global Reach Partners’ Torrie Callander

16 Jan 2013

News

IT companies underpaid tax by £800m, says Tory MP

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke accuses IT companies of underpaying their corporation tax

08 Jan 2013

News

Goverment publishes much-anticipated GAAR

Draft 2013 Finance Bill includes amendments to long-awaited legislation for the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

12 Dec 2012

Analysis

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

News

Chancellor to scrap Carbon Reduction Commitment

Osborne expected to replace a controversial environmental tax and reporting system with something less complex

03 Dec 2012

News

Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

News

Osborne unlikely to turn tax upside-down in Autumn Statement

Tax avoidance will be high up George Osborne's agenda, with the incoming general anti-abuse rule expected to be unveiled

24 Nov 2012

Blog

How the US election will affect the risk-on/risk-off trade?

The upcoming election will set the tone to demonstrate if risk-off trading

29 Oct 2012

Opinion

Next US president faces a fiscal cliffhanger

The ‘fiscal cliff’ dilemma faced by the next US president is not dissimilar to that facing George Osborne

25 Oct 2012

Opinion

Fiscal risks will worsen after US November election

After the presidential election, policy makers will have to face unpalatable choices, and the markets must adapt to new risks

23 Oct 2012

Opinion

Draghi brings out the big guns

ECB president Mario Draghi has done what the politicians should have done to shore up the eurozone

25 Sep 2012

Opinion

Mario Draghi’s “big bazooka” remains to be tested

It is premature to assume that the ECB’s new weapon would prove to be the long-awaited “big bazooka” needed to save the euro

25 Sep 2012

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Latest Opinion

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

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