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What should you look for in an election manifesto?

20 November 2019

Most of the political parties will soon be publishing their manifestos ahead of the 12 December general election. We identify the big issues and consider how they might translate into specific tax proposals.

Is PMs corporation tax announcement economic or political?

20 November 2019

The Prime Minister’s plan to revoke the reduction in corporation tax rate to 17 per cent from April 2020 signals an end to the Corporate Tax Road Map published by David Cameron’s Government in 2010 and the decade-long decline in the headline rate. But is the policy driven by economic evidence or political necessity?

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

Proposed 25 per cent tariffs is a blow to the scotch whisky sector
Stuart McCallum

03 October 2019

The latest announcement to move towards a 25 per cent tariff between the EU and US on scotch whisky is a significant blow for the sector, which has been somewhat caught in the cross fire of retaliation regarding the Airbus WTO ruling.

Memo to the Chancellor: ten top tips to simplify the tax system

21 August 2019

It’s good to hear that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid is committed to low taxes and a simpler tax system. To get the ball rolling, RSM’s experienced tax advisers suggest changes which they know their clients would like the Chancellor to make.

Will tax increases pay for Boris’ spending spree?

14 August 2019

With the Prime Minister under attack for alleged blatant electioneering, we take a look at the total cost of the new policy measures which he has announced. These could be paid for through borrowing or tax increases. What might the tax increases look like?

Tax proposals for the near future

20 July 2019

The Conservative Party leadership contest has now whittled down the contenders to the last two. But what are their tax proposals for the near future?

75 per cent of financial firms at risk of missing digital VAT deadline
John Forth

12 July 2019

New figures from HMRC have revealed that three quarters of VAT-registered financial firms have yet to sign up for Making Tax Digital and risk missing the deadline to do so.

Hot tax topics, Westminster-style

10 July 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Taxation provides a forum for MPs and those outside Parliament to discuss hot tax topics. We summarise the issues discussed at the group’s meeting.

Tax policies of our next PM and the impact on Scotland

01 July 2019

As the Tory leadership election enters its final phase, we now know that our next Prime Minister will either be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt. Each have indicated their position on future tax policies; but what do they mean for UK taxpayers and will we see further divergence of UK and Scottish taxes as a consequence?

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