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Weekly tax brief | 21 August 2019

21 August 2019

This week's articles are 'Memo to the Chancellor: ten top tips to simplify the tax system', 'Prepare for the worst: VAT', 'Perfect storm for the construction sector: reverse the reverse charge!', and 'Is test-driving a Tesla part of your no-deal planning?'.

Weekly tax brief | 13 August 2019

13 August 2019

The week's articles are 'Will tax increases pay for Boris’ spending spree?', 'Tax extremes: numbers paying no tax or top-rate tax both increase', 'Document your gifting strategy while you can', and 'An end to the favourable tax treatment of partnerships?'.

Weekly tax brief | 7 August 2019

07 August 2019

This week's articles are 'NHS pensions tax row: government was warned as long ago as 2012', 'The cost of dying is increasing', 'Work experience and internships: to pay or not to pay?' and 'What do new inheritance tax recommendations mean for rural businesses? '.

Weekly tax brief | 31 July 2019

31 July 2019

This week's articles are ''We tax our companies, they don’t tax our companies', 'What do HMRC’s annual accounts tell us about the UK today? ', 'It's all Welsh to me' and 'Scottish farmer wins VAT appeal in the Supreme Court'.

Weekly tax brief | 23 July 2019

23 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Carbon offsetting consultation overlooks existing taxes and devolution', 'Will Boris suffer a bedroom tax?', 'HMRC attempts to tackle VAT on credit notes (again)', and 'The NHS launch High Court action for huge £2.35bn tax rebate'.

Weekly tax brief | 17 July 2019

17 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Is the weaponisation of taxes here to stay?', 'New tax treatment of expenses for unpaid officeholders from April 2020 ', 'Changes to electric car taxation are just tinkering under the bonnet', 'Charities brace for additional VAT costs', and 'It’s wrong to leave the NHS to fix the pensions tax problem'.

Weekly tax brief | 10 July 2019

10 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Hot tax topics, Westminster-style', 'Employment Allowance: stealthy removal or Brexit planning?', 'Simplification of inheritance tax? Yes please!' and 'Compensation or consideration? VAT when contracts are terminated'.

Weekly tax brief | 2 July 2019

02 July 2019

In RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief, we provide our round-up of the most important tax news. And what could be more important than the climate change emergency?

Weekly tax brief | 26 June 2019

26 June 2019

This week's articles are 'Flaws in Labour and Conservative tax proposals betray muddled thinking', 'Why are the calls for a wealth tax growing in the US?', 'Everything you wanted to know about GATT 24 but were afraid to ask', 'Tax policies of our next PM and the impact on Scotland', and 'Unintended consequences: off-payroll and pension provision'.

HMRC needs more resources to stem flow of tax lost through illegal activities
George Bull

20 June 2019

The UK tax gap – the difference between the tax that should be paid and the tax that has been paid – rose for the second consecutive year in 2017-18 and is now estimated to be £35bn. This is equivalent to 5.6 per cent of total theoretical tax liabilities.