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Will a carbon-added tax help save the world?

15 May 2019

What might a new tax, intended to reduce carbon emissions, look like? Think of it as a carbon-added tax replacing the existing Climate Change Levy paid by some businesses. It would work by taxing carbon dioxide emitted as greenhouse gases at each stage in the creation and sale of goods or services. The greater the amount of carbon, the higher the amount of tax. Reflecting carbon consumption in the price of goods and services, while incentivising the adoption of low-carbon alternatives, would be a massive step towards a low-carbon world.

Dougy Agnew

Partner

Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.

What does the climate emergency mean for our taxes?

09 May 2019

The declarations made by the British, Scottish and Welsh governments, as well as by cities including London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester, that climate change is a national emergency reflect the greatest concern of our times but do not commit to any action. However, the ‘Net Zero’ report by the UK Committee on Climate Change is full of specific recommendations. Taxes will almost certainly rise. We look at the details.

Infrastructure investors ‘blanket ban’ on UK assets

25 January 2019

RSM’s Tax partner, Sheena McGuinness discuses the Financial Times article on ‘infrastructure investors ‘blanket ban’ on further investment in UK infrastructure assets’. The story cites the unlikeliness to make further investments in the UK in the current regulatory climate, which seems to be giving rise to the reluctance of investment boards to commit more funds to these sectors than the political uncertainty.

Is the UK now heading for an energy crisis?

21 January 2019

After weeks of speculation Hitachi has announced it is walking away from its £16bn Horizon project, being unable to find an economic rationale to continue. Work on Olbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire will also cease.

What does 2019 have in store for the Renewables sector?
Sheena McGuinness

27 December 2018

Sheena McGuinness, partner at RSM, looks ahead to what 2019 has in store for the renewables sector.

Sheena McGuinness

Partner

Sheena is a partner is RSM’s corporate tax team and has over 20 years’ experience in advising companies on their tax affairs. Her work encompasses all aspects of managing the tax life cycle of companies, from due diligence and tax efficient structuring on acquisition, managing the tax filing obligations and ongoing tax advice all the way through to divestment preparation and readiness.

Timing is everything for Cumbria's nuclear revival

01 October 2018

Like the UK’s uncertainties over Brexit, West Cumbria is suffering from a tangible and protracted sense of uncertainty, as the future of NuGen and funding for the proposed new nuclear reactor at Moorside remains unclear.

Richard Arnott

Consulting Director

Richard is a director in RSM’s projects and programmes team, part of RSM Consulting LLP. The projects and programmes team helps organisations and businesses manage change. Richard is the RSM director managing the RSM Cumbria region’s business activities, client accounts and relationships.

Paul Dowell

Consulting Director

Paul has over 20 years’ experience of senior leadership in general management, program and project management, business analysis, operational/strategic management, and business transformation.

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