A report this week from one of the UK's largest property consultancies suggests creating a two-tier VAT system for online and physical retailers in order to halt the decline of the UK high street. But just how feasible would this be?
The idea behind shared parental leave is simple – allow dads to play a more active role in childcare. But why has uptake been so low?
Exceeding your Pension Lifetime Allowance can be very costly, and for many it comes as a nasty surprise; but more and more people are facing a significant tax charge. Could complicated pension rules be tripping up individuals?
Being ‘named and shamed’ as a tax evader presents a serious reputational and financial risk. But do taxpayers see this as a deterrent? And do they know the risks?
Our social care system is in crisis and the solution it desperately needs is long overdue. But is an Inheritance Tax (IHT) exempt ISA the answer?
Against a background of suggestions that the UK has to make tough choices between raising taxes and cutting services, the Liberal Democrats recommend the complete scrapping of business rates and their replacement with a land value tax. But will it work?
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?