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Taxing the digital giants – where are we now?

15 October 2018

It’s nearly a year since the last Budget when the Government published a position paper setting out its proposed approach for addressing the challenges posed by the digital economy on the tax system. But where has this got to and why does it matter?

How feasible are tax changes for Consumer businesses?

28 September 2018


2018 has seen several high-profile businesses being rescued or left to fail; others are seeking to review their portfolios, funding position or to rationalise their structures; even previously “untouchable” businesses such as John Lewis are feeling the effects of an increasingly tough trading environment.

Autumn Budget: will Amazon tax pay for NHS elderly care?

20 September 2018

The Prime Minister has committed to find an extra £20bn funding for the NHS. In his autumn Budget, will Philip Hammond take the role of Robin Hood and use his Amazon tax to pay for NHS elderly care?

Different VAT rates for online and physical retailers

30 August 2018

A report this week from one of the UK's largest property consultancies suggests creating a two-tier VAT system for online and physical retailers in order to halt the decline of the UK high street. But just how feasible would this be?

Will the 'Amazon tax' hit its target?

15 August 2018

News that Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is considering an ‘Amazon tax’ for online retailers is further evidence of the pressure on UK Treasury tax receipts caused by low corporation tax rates and the huge swing towards Internet shopping. Will the new tax hit its target? And will it help traditional retailers?

Alexa – What about the non-tech savvy?

20 July 2018

HMRC has launched another way for the technically minded to access information – by asking Alexa. But is this a helpful addition to HMRC’s information toolkit, or just a gimmick which could end up alienating some of the people who need help the most?

Robert De La Rue

Tax Partner

Robert was previously a Head of Tax working in the motor retail sector and regional head of tax for a FTSE 100 business media group.

Monitoring the impact of tax relief

11 June 2018

Monitoring the impact of tax policy has been limited, but HMRC has recently released statistics demonstrating the impact of EIS and SEIS tax reliefs and the take-up across the UK, which highlights some interesting trends.

Joanne Webber

Partner

Joanne is a tax partner in the Employer Solutions group which specialises in employment tax and expatriate tax, and advises companies on UK domestic employment tax such as HMRC enquires, benefits and expenses and payroll.

Sarah Dacke

Associate Director, Transfer Pricing

Sarah is an associate director with over nine years of transfer pricing experience, following several years in mainstream corporate tax.

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