Economic growth seems largely insensitive to tax increases or tax cuts. But targeted tax changes can have a massive impact on individuals. We look at some recent examples, and are concerned at the prospect of a tax on the Bank of Mum and Dad.
UK workers are working harder and longer hours than ever before. Yet our output still lags behind that of Western competitors.
A recent HMRC survey of tax-evading SMEs has shed light on their motivations and methods. It also points to some possible deterrents.
The proper tax status of actors has been a problem for centuries and a recent tribunal case shows the problem is far from being resolved.
As we come to the end of conference season in the UK; where our leaders and those vying to be future leaders make their case, I thought it appropriate to reflect on some of the recent events and where we need to go from here.
What the sender thinks they have transmitted, and what the recipient actually receives, may be wildly different. Independent research into how taxpayers react to letters from HMRC makes for interesting reading.
The government has yet again shown its support for the UK space industry at the start of World Space Week, announcing a £50m cash injection for the Science Programme at the Defence Science and Technology laboratory (Dstl) to support ongoing innovation projects.
Think about the last person you made a manager. Perhaps you promoted them because they did well on a project. Or they showed high potential in their specialist area. But what about their ability to lead? Good managers are key lever for business success, but the reality is that few people are taught how to become good managers.