As devolution becomes part of the UK’s tax system, the reality of differences and partial powers highlights another level of complexity and potential issues; but what’s the solution to ensure two, and potentially four, different systems work seamlessly together?
We’ve previously expressed concerns that the UK’s shrinking tax base is a threat to maintaining public services such as the NHS. Recent reports have developed that theme with specific proposals for change. But will the Government listen?
As business leaders, it’s our responsibility to ensure genuine career choices exist for women (and men). I’m sure, as firms continue to evolve and more women choose to stay in the profession - a big trend in the last decade or so – we’ll see a more diverse workplace and see the gender pay gap narrow.
5 March 2018 saw the passing of the first Trust Registration Service deadline, but has the lack of clarity from HMRC - on what penalty system is in place if trustees miss this deadline - left the door open for fraudsters to exploit this indecision?
As the spotlight once again falls on Brexit, and on how to maintain a frictionless border on the island of Ireland, it’s important to remember that the answer to this crucial question is much more than whether the UK could or should be in ‘a’ or ‘the’ customs union.
What happens when your employees are promoted to manager level? Are they enrolled in a management training programme or do you expect them to learn on the job? Good managers are key lever for business success, but the reality is that few people are taught how to become good managers.
With the debate raging over whether the UK should seek a customs union agreement with the EU post-Brexit it is easy to lose sight of the practical implications of operating under a customs union agreement both in terms of extra costs for every shipment and compliance obligations.
President Trump’s tax reforms are spurring US multinationals to revisit their tax strategies. Transfer pricing will be key to any restructuring, so what trends can we expect to see?
Once again discounting was a major theme in the run up to Christmas. I personally like to get my shopping in early but was acutely aware of when my favourite shops were going to go on discount. However, the question that retailers are increasingly posing, would loyal consumers like myself continue to buy even if the discounts went away?
Recent charity scandals have resulted in calls to cut gift aid tax reliefs. We recognise that the governance and safeguarding structures of some charities require urgent strengthening. But it would be wrong to use inexcusable behaviours by the few as an excuse for cutting charity tax reliefs or the international aid budget