Weekly tax brief | 1 March 2021

Tax after coronavirus
George Bull
The Treasury Committee’s unanimously agreed report on “Tax After Coronavirus” contains important recommendations for future tax changes in the UK. Presented at times like a mini-Budget and at others like a series of warning shots for the Chancellor, it became apparent that cross-party collaboration would be withdrawn when an election is called. Once again, we find ourselves in a situation where tax policy reform will be for the good of the party and not necessarily for the good of the people.

HMRC needs to protect honest taxpayers, as well as catch dishonest ones
Sarah Saunders and Sarah Halsted
A recent tribunal case demonstrates how gig economy workers can end up in tax trouble because they are in structures they do not understand.