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So you want to be like Facebook?
George Bull

12 October 2015

This week started with Facebook getting into trouble because the corporation tax paid by its UK subsidiary, £4,327, is less than the £5,393 income tax and national insurance paid by a single person on the average wage.

Weekly Tax Brief - 5 October 2015
George Bull

04 October 2015

Round-up of the latest news and developments...

Weekly Tax Brief - 29 September 2015
George Bull

28 September 2015

Round-up of the latest tax news and developments...

Labour tax policy: which levers will they pull and how hard?
George Bull

28 September 2015

When preparing the ground for his speech on Monday, New (or should that be Newest?) Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell emphasised that he would not be making any major statements on tax. And he was right.

Weekly Tax Brief - 23 September 2015
George Bull

22 September 2015

Round-up of the latest tax news and developments...

Does the UK tax system make income inequality worse?
George Bull

22 September 2015

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published an informative report looking at the way the UK tax and benefits system distributes income across individuals’ lifetimes. While 36 per cent of people receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes on a single year basis, over a lifetime this figure falls to 7 per cent. So what does this all mean for the design of our tax system?

Will HMRC rejoice if cash is abolished?
George Bull

22 September 2015

A recent report by the Bank of England shows that bank notes worth £63bn were in circulation at the end of July 2015, with suggestions that individuals are holding or hoarding anywhere between £3bn and £5bn worth of cash. The Bank of England recognises that disproportionately large amounts of cash are circulating in the 'informal economy'.

Baker Tilly warns HMRC's planned shake-up of termination payments could cost employees a packet
George Bull

20 September 2015

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly is warning that proposed changes to termination payments to staff could end up being expensive for employers.

Weekly Tax Brief - 17 September 2015
George Bull

16 September 2015

Round-up of the latest tax news and developments...

How much do tax reliefs cost? Doesn’t Treasury know? Don’t legislators care?
George Bull

16 September 2015

When new tax reliefs are proposed in Budget Day speeches, their projected cost has to be computed, verified and published by the Treasury.