Juggling a busy accounting career while completing a three-year CIOT course and examinations is no mean feat.

In our second ever podcast, Anne Fairpo joins community editor Rachael Power, deputy editor Robert Lovell and editor John Stokdyk as they discuss the top news from the last two weeks. 

Parliamentary hearings on the 2014 Finance Bill saw early skirmishes on the big fight looming in next year’s legislation, when HMRC could get powers to dip direc


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has voiced concern about HMRC’s proposal to extend


Head of tax policy at Deloitte Bill Dodwell will become vice president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in May.

Retirements at mid-tier firm Smith & Williamson could set up a round of musical chairs within the profession when Tina Riches moves from the CIOT to become n

HMRC has reassured tax agents that they will have the right to appeal before they are investigated for suspected dishonest conduct.


HMRC has extended the temporary relaxation of real time information (RTI) reporting rules for small businesses for a further six months to April 2014.


Even as real time information (RTI) reaches the end of its first month of official use, some small employers are still struggling to get to grips with the regime.


Tax breaks such as the patent box and a 20% corporation tax rate by 2015 could see the UK challenge Ireland for foreign investment.