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ICAEW Applying to be Regulator for Tax-Related Legal Services

The ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) has applied under the Legal Services Act 2007 to be a regulator for tax-related legal services. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com Advertisements

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SNP Does Well for Scotland on Devolved Tax

The SNP government in Edinburgh has done very well for Scotland in the new block grant and devolved tax powers negotiations with the UK Treasury. In particular the deal protects the Barnet formula, under which Scotland gets extra money to … Continue reading

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An Outside View on Home Rule for England and Tax

Only England out of all the UK nations is denied its own tax raising powers and is not allowed its own Parliament. It just does not seem fair to me, as a tax barrister and Irish, that taxpayers in England … Continue reading

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English Tax Decided by English Votes ?

Election tax promises continue, now with the Conservatives launching an English mini-manifesto promising English votes for English laws, including tax. Despite the protests from nationalist parties in other countries of the UK the logic and basic, democratic fairness is inescapable. … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Scottish Fiscal Independence

The SNP says if it could it would cut all fiscal ties to the rest of the UK. The devo-max plan would help with fiscal and economic autonomy for Scotland to stand alone. This might also include ending the Barnett … Continue reading

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Tax Rates in England Decided By Other Countries

The problem of the unfair and undemocratic way England has its taxes rates decided partly by other countries within the UK, but not the other way around, keeps haunting the election campaign. William Hague reportedly summed it up as “We … Continue reading

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New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ?

New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ? The publication last week by the Westminster government of more proposed taxation powers for the Scottish Parliament could signal the start of deeper divisions over … Continue reading

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