9am Lowdown: Budget date, beer and bank feeds

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Good morning one and all, and welcome to today’s 9am Lowdown.

In the news

The government announced yesterday that its next Budget will be published on Wednesday 22 November 2017. (gov.uk)

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Molson Coors, brewers of the lager Carling, has won a landmark excise duty dispute with HMRC. The first tier tribunal ruled that the brewers should be taxed on the basis of the actual measured alcohol proof of the beverage, rather than its advertised potency. (Tax news)

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Lloyds Bank has announced that it is the latest in a series of financial institutions to go live with Sage’s Bank Feeds service. (LondonlovesBusiness)

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Mid-sized businesses will get their own dedicated tax adviser under plans being rolled out by HMRC. (This is Money)

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New on AccountingWEB

Rebecca Cave looks at the new corporate criminal offence coming into effect on 30 September 2017, failure to prevent tax evasion.

It’s a big welcome back to the AccountingWEB fold for new business editor Francois Badenhorst. Here’s his first piece on the Treasury’s consultation on a mooted national investment fund.

Over on the blogs, Brad Ewin rounds off his excellent series on effective credit control.

And on the industry updates page, Steve Pipe asks: is accountancy a complete waste of time?

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