9am Lowdown: Corporation tax, 35 under 35 & OTS

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Good morning one and all and welcome to Tuesday’s 9am Lowdown. Let’s take a look at what is making the headlines today.

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In the news

Philip Hammond has said that Britain needs to have a "grown-up debate" about whether people are prepared to pay more tax to increase public spending. (The Telegraph)

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The Office of Tax Simplification has responded to calls for corporation tax to be modernised and simplified in its report Simplification of the Corporation Tax Computation (Gov.uk)

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The chancellor is being urged to scrap commitments to reduce corporation tax and raise the thresholds for the personal allowance. (The Times)

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Don’t miss out on submitting your entry to the Practice Excellence Awards. You’ve got until 5pm on Friday. (Practice Excellence)

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Xero’s founder and CEO Rod Drury has been named the Global Marketer of the Year at an international marketing research conference held at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

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ICAS has announced the top 35 CAs under 35. The annual competition celebrates the most promising CAs who are “making the world a better place” and “leading and inspiring others”. (Explore the top 35 CAs here)

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Tweet of the day comes from the Natwest Boost event in Bristol.

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