Last week both the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, and the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, hinted at major changes to inheritance tax (IHT) – and potentially even its abolition – but is that really likely?
In recent weeks several major banks have reportedly told contractors that they will only employ them as 'on-payroll' from next year as they prepare for the IR35 rules which will apply to the private sector from April 2020. While care is needed over taking a blanket approach, businesses are right to prepare now as failure to do so could see key staff walking away.
The latest report from the Office of Tax Simplification reveals that, while there has been some progress on VAT reform, the bigger question around the VAT threshold remains unresolved.
From 1 October 2019, Making Tax Digital VAT reporting requirements apply to charities above the VAT registration threshold; but is the sector ready and what complexities do charities need to consider?
Latest data from HMRC show that land and property stamp taxes (SDLT) plummeted by 7 per cent to £11,940 million in 2018-19. That’s the biggest drop since the credit crunch and economic downturn of 2008-09. This demonstrates the impact of falling house prices and market activity as well as changes to the tax itself. We delve into the detail.
Notwithstanding today's decision from the Supreme Court, is it possible that Parliament could run out of time to pass the legislation needed for an April 2020 start?
Last week three BBC presenters were unsuccessful in their attempt to overturn an HMRC decision that they should pay tax and national insurance as employees rather than self-employed contractors. The case once again highlights the difficulty in determining employment status for tax which will become increasingly important when new rules on off-payroll working come into force in April 2020.
Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has called for non-dom status to be abolished in the first Budget of a Labour government. But is this a wise move when other European countries are enhancing their schemes to encourage wealthy individuals to relocate, to invest and to spend?
On 1 May 2019, the UK Parliament declared a climate emergency. Following the publication of an OECD report, we ask how effectively the UK Government is using the tax system to address climate change. The results are not encouraging.
All things are relative and there was a time when the property tax rules in Great Britain, as they applied to individuals, were relatively straightforward. Since April 2013, each new tax year has brought with it at least one change to those tax rules. By the time we reach April 2020, this part of the British tax system will have changed out of all recognition.