12 October 2016
Nobody will ever criticise former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for bringing forward too few new tax laws.
21 September 2016
It is easy to think that after all of the recent legislative changes anybody can get hold of their pensions pot at any time without tax consequences. However, unauthorised payments out of pension schemes can, and do, attract substantial tax charges. Two recent contrasting cases illustrate the point, but also raise questions as to whether the punishment always fits the crime.
17 November 2015
Most people would like a break from the ceaseless flood of tax changes we have seen over recent years but the chance of that happening is slim to non-existent. So what can we expect from this 'Budget' and what kind of rabbit will be pulled out of the hat?
15 July 2015
The proposed move to an ISA-style tax treatment of pensions would have huge benefits, and could produce a tax windfall as high as £40bn a year. So what’s the potential downside of this move?