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George Osborne

An online petition started by an entrepreneur urging government to reconsider the new Dividend Tax for small busine


The first Tory Budget since 1996 saw the Chancellor boasting that the UK is now the fastest growing major economy – despite the growth forecast being moderately downgraded.

And now for the extra special 10am edition of the 9am Lowdown! Variety is the spice of life.

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We weren’t expecting any big announcements on VAT this month, and there weren’t any in the Chancellor’s speech today.


The Chancellor has pledged to end the squeeze on public spending a year earlier than planned and deliver a ‘truly national recovery’.


On Wednesday (18 March) AccountingWEB and BusinessZone will be hosting a live online session throughout the Chancellor's speech.


It’s Budget week and the news headlines this Monday morning feature a major review of business rates, a ‘no gimmicks’ promise from the Chancellor and the ACCA seeking a new FD.

December is whizzing by in the blink of an eye, but there’s still plenty of accounting and finance news to catch up on in the run up to Thursday.


It’s Christmas party time at Sift HQ and as many other firms get in the festive spirit, one accounting firm warns the Christmas party could bring a tax shock.