14 September 2018
Statistics released by HMRC this morning provide important insights into the health of corporate UK. The figures show corporation tax receipts in 2017/18 are at a record high at £56.2 billion, which is 11 per cent higher than in 2016/17.
25 April 2017
While individual income taxes are the biggest single component in US government funding, most attention is focused on the likely scale of cuts in US corporate income taxes. Will a reformed US tax system spark the biggest cash movement in the history of the world?
22 November 2016
The Prime Minister’s speech at the CBI this week has shed further light on what we can expect from tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.
27 October 2016
Figures released today by HMRC show that the capital gains tax take increased to £6.9bn for the 2014/15 tax year compared to £5.5bn for 2013/14, a 24.6 per cent increase.
13 July 2016
Theresa May has stated her intention to reduce corporate excesses as part of a broader initiative to develop a fairer form of capitalism. So what role will tax policy play in helping to achieve this objective?
06 July 2016
With so much uncertainty following the Brexit vote, we call on the Chancellor to provide a more complete roadmap for future tax changes, emphasising not only putative tax cuts but also any compensating tax increases which may be necessary.
29 June 2016
Following the confirmation by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that there will be no immediate 'Emergency Budget' following the referendum result, there are nevertheless some clues as to the likely short-term changes in the UK tax system.
09 May 2016
To coincide with start of the UK Government’s anti-corruption summit in London this week, Oxfam has coordinated a letter from 300 leading economists warning world leaders that there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens. So could the result be a tax haven-free utopia, or is it more a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’?
12 April 2016
This week, the Prime Minister announced that the Government is bringing forward plans to introduce a criminal offence for corporations that fail to stop their staff facilitating tax evasion. So will this be an effective measure or is it a knee-jerk reaction that’s destined to fail?