A budget for the UK’s tax avoiders

For a long time most people have associated tax avoidance with big multinational companies. George Osborne took some welcome steps to tackle them today: I must give credit where it is due. UK...

A budget for the children of the best off

I look at the world through the eyes of the least well off, even if I am aware that my own circumstances are more financially fortunate. Today’s budget will leave very large numbers of disabled...

Voluntary payrolling seizes more P11D turf

The government has extended the remit of voluntary payrolling to include non-cash vouchers and credit tokens and speed up the move away from P11D reporting. The newly announced measure will...

Chancellor drops stamp duty shock

George Osborne has reformed stamp duty for commercial properties by removing the ‘slab’ structure and replacing it with a simpler ‘slice’ system. Following the 2014 Autumn Statement when he...

Personal allowance boost for 'the next generation'

George Osborne repeatedly referenced "the next generation" throughout his Budget, and his personal savings announcements were clearly aimed at benefiting this generation. Osborne looked to boost...

Chancellor draws up business tax roadmap

Tax cuts for our “nation of shopkeepers” and tough talk on tax avoidance; therein lies the essence of George Osborne’s much-heralded business tax roadmap. The roadmap’s stated aim is to give...

Osborne slashes business rates

The Chancellor has scrapped business rates for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or less. The move comes at the end of a two-year consultation on the issue and has been broadly welcomed...

Who’s in control?

A (brief) introduction to the new Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Register The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 introduces the requirement from 6 April 2016 for all...



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