The last decade has been a stand out success for the Scottish food and drink sector, with industry turnover up by 44 per cent to over £14bn in that period. How have Scottish hotels, restaurants, consumers and retailers been embracing this, and has perception changed in wider markets?
If you ever needed to be convinced of the central importance of the financial services industry to the UK economy a glance at the latest PAYE figures gives all the confirmation you need.
Measures to cool the housing market seem to be working, but with stamp duty receipts down 11 per cent on the same period last year, have they gone too far?
News that Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is considering an ‘Amazon tax’ for online retailers is further evidence of the pressure on UK Treasury tax receipts caused by low corporation tax rates and the huge swing towards Internet shopping. Will the new tax hit its target? And will it help traditional retailers?
In our weekly tax brief issued on 15 May 2018 we reported on the shock lapse in the EU state aid approval for the Finance Act 2018 changes to the enterprise investment scheme and venture capital trusts, which delayed advance assurances for companies seeking to exploit these extremely welcome changes for knowledge-intensive companies.
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As Amazon’s tax affairs hit the news again we look beyond the headlines: is the international tax system fit for purpose and more importantly, what information ought to be put into the public domain?
If HMRC spent more time supporting taxpayers to understand their obligations, could this reduce the tax gap and the resources needed for monitoring non-compliance?
Recent correspondence between the Treasury Select Committee and the Treasury has revealed there are no statistics for the number of people who should be registering for child benefit even if they don't qualify for payments. This is important as registration for child benefit will automatically entitle a non-working recipient to qualify for National Insurance Credits. Failure to register could affect eligibility for the state pension and certain other state benefits.