If UK-based organisations needed a spur to accelerate preparations for a no-deal Brexit, then the release of the Operation Yellowhammer dossier over the weekend may prove to be that moment. While time is short, it is not too late to take some practical steps to reduce any disruption arising from a no-deal, at least as it pertains to VAT.
He perhaps does not realise it, but Elon Musk could be one of the surprise beneficiaries of a no-deal Brexit. The leaked ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ report predicts that Government plans for 0 per cent import tariffs could lead to oil refinery closures, job losses, strikes and disruption to the availability of fuel. In contrast, substantial tax benefits are coming in from April 2020 for electric cars so could it be time for businesses and employees to consider putting in an order?
It’s good to hear that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid is committed to low taxes and a simpler tax system. To get the ball rolling, RSM’s experienced tax advisers suggest changes which they know their clients would like the Chancellor to make.
The UK tax system is delicately balanced, with more people than ever before either paying no tax or paying income tax at top rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer may be tempted to introduce additional top rates of income tax in his budget. However, care will be required to avoid driving more high-earners out of the country.
With the Prime Minister under attack for alleged blatant electioneering, we take a look at the total cost of the new policy measures which he has announced. These could be paid for through borrowing or tax increases. What might the tax increases look like?
As long ago as 2012 the government was warned that public sector employees, including doctors, would be adversely affected by a complex range of pensions tax changes which were then being debated. Seven years later, it’s time for the Treasury to clear up the mess by scrapping the annual allowance taper.
Summer’s here, and along with enjoying the sunshine businesses around the UK often offer internships or work experience to students. But how should they be treated? Do they need to be paid?
Primark, a real success story for the high street, has announced it is seeking rent reductions of up to 30 per cent on leases coming up for renewal. While less prosperous competitors have been using Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) to encourage landlords into accepting lower rents to retain a tenant, Primark is taking a different approach.
Research and Markets predicts that the global food tech industry is expected to exceed $250 billion by 2022. Find out how the digital economy has been a major player in reinventing the food and drink market.