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The ex chancellor has acknowledged that the tax failed to change the industry’s behaviour concerning pay and that employees found “imaginative” ways to avoid it.


Alistair Darling accused shadow chancellor George Osborne of taking a “terrible risk” with the economy over his plans to reverse the national insurance rise.

The UK’s total borrowing for the year has come in at £11 billion less than the Chancellor predicted in December’s pre-Budget Report, but economists are warning that overly optimistic growth project

Darling says he wants to help unlock private sector investment in today's Budget in a new video released by the Treasury.

High net worth individuals should brace themselves for an onslaught of punitive tax measures in the forthcoming Budget, warned experts at PKF.

The chancellor needs to focus on promoting economic stability and lightening the burden for British businesses, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Karen Thomson, associate director of policy, research and strategic visibility at the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) offers her insights into what impact the Budget will have on payro


The Budget could be a time for decisive tax action to restore business confidence – unless the government bottles it, says Baker Tilly’s George Bull.


Politicians are calling for an independent valuation of the government’s asset protection scheme following controversy over publicly funded plans to insure Royal Bank of Scotland’s toxic loans.

City firms would rather absorb the cost of Alistair Darling's 50% windfall tax than cut back on staff bonuses this year, according to recent reports.