Weekly tax brief | 2 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?

On 1 May 2019, the UK Parliament became the first in the world to declare an environment and climate emergency. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has also declared a climate emergency. 

Declarations are one thing. Actions are another. As part of London’s response to this, the first ever London Climate Action Week is being held from 1-8 July. RSM is contributing to this by hosting the Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities event on 3 July. In our special edition of Weekly Tax Brief we consider a number of tax-related aspects of this.


Climate change emergency and tax on a war footing
George Bull 

The case against renewables subsidies
Sheena McGuinness

Muddled thinking in the UK’s approach to renewables subsidies
George Bull

Act now to escape VAT hike on energy-saving materials
Philip Munn

Labour's plan to curb global warming leaves the City cold
Frank Shepherd

Cycle to work scheme celebrates 20th anniversary
David Williams-Richardson

Could the new tax treatment for low emission vehicles unlock pent-up demand?
Sheena McGuinness

Government grants itself GIANT exemption from MTD obligations
Phillip Munn