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Taxing testimonials - is the taxman playing ball?

16 July 2015

Buried deep in the Budget notes the Chancellor announced his intention to issue a consultative document on the tax treatment of sums received from sporting testimonials. A Court decision in 1927 gave weight to the claim that the proceeds from such events are free of tax.

Restaurant and pub groups see continuing eating-out growth

16 July 2015

The growing popularity of branded restaurants was a major factor in boosting eating-out sales in June 2015.

The 3Es: Education. Employers. Efficiency.
Lisa Randall

13 July 2015

Support for postgraduate research was outlined in the budget, including loans for PhD and research based Master degree students.

Lean construction: delivering tangible benefits
Andy Monteith

13 July 2015

Construction and infrastructure organisations in the UK are continually looking to deliver improved customer service, realise ever more challenging efficiency targets and be more outcome focused.

Weekly Tax Brief - Summer Budget Special - 9 July 2015

09 July 2015

Round-up of the latest tax news and developments...

Another step towards scrapping corporation tax

09 July 2015

The proposal to reduce the 20 per cent corporation tax rate to 19 per cent in 2017 and to 18 per cent in 2018 came as a complete surprise. Neither business groups nor professional advisers had been asking for this. So what’s really going on?

Be prepared for more prosecutions

09 July 2015

Do you share the view expressed during the last Parliament by the Public Accounts Committee that HMRC has been reluctant to prosecute tax evaders? If so, get ready to change your perception.

Cash will always be king

09 July 2015

This Chancellor has found a way to bring in huge additional revenues without touching tax rates. What’s the trick?

Summer Budget 2015 measures - simpler for whom?

09 July 2015

The government doesn't really want to deal with your tax affairs (though it still wants you to pay the tax!).

Tax barriers to personal aspirations

09 July 2015

An emerging theme is a simplification of the tax system for basic rate taxpayers coupled with significant further complexity for companies and high-income individuals. It’s worth asking whether the bundle of tax changes for individuals proposed by the Chancellor risks stifling aspiration.

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