26 February 2020
Following a tribunal ruling, an independent review and a celebrity led campaign, the Government is under pressure on three sides to end the application of VAT at 20 per cent to digital publications.
25 February 2020
Following the News Corp and Ireland Ltd Upper Tribunal decision released late last year, in which it was held that the digital editions of The Times and other News Corp newspapers should be zero-rated for VAT, HMRC has published a new briefing explaining how businesses can now submit claims for overpaid VAT. But there is a snag - any claims made are unlikely to be paid until when, and if, the litigation is finally concluded in News Corp’s favour.
Natasha is a partner in the private client tax team in Guildford. She deals with a wide range of tax matters for ultra high-net worth individuals, their families and related businesses, both in the UK and overseas.
Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.
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.
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?
28 August 2019
Faced with the demise of the traditional High Street and the rise of big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, the UK government has been planning a digital services tax to level the playing field. Will France’s commitment to, if necessary, refund part of its digital services tax scupper the UK’s efforts?
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.
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?
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?