Tag Archives: London

Skewed Tax on Rented Property Drives up Rents

Reports are coming in that the governments skewed tax increase on some, but not all, buy-to-let landlords has driven up rents for tenants, especially in London. The problem is that the Cameron government denied tax deductions for certain costs for, … Continue reading

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Tax Refunds for Ship / Boat Owners – Norway

Tax fans rejoice! Boat / ship owners in Norway will now be able to claim tax refunds through a state aid scheme thanks to approval by the European Free Trade Association Surveillance (EFTA Surv) Authority. Sitting in London, I am … Continue reading

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Norwegian Tax Refunds for Boat / Ship Owners

Some more details further to my post yesterday re Norway’s scheme for tax refunds for ship owners. The Norwegian state aid scheme allows ship / boat owners to obtain income tax and social security contribution refunds where payments have been … Continue reading

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Norwegian Tax Refunds to Boat / Ship Owners

I note that a Norwegian state aid scheme which grants tax (not VAT) refunds to boat / ship owners has been approved by the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (EFTA Surv.). Further details, with  analysis of effects in London, … Continue reading

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London Yacht, Jet, and Prestige Car Show in May

The Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show will be held in London from 4th May 2016. with the London On-Water Boat Show opening on 7th May. With some boats able to benefit from zero-rating for VAT, normally 20%, tax-planning is … Continue reading

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BBC Caught Out by Links to Tax Avoidance

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament says the BBC sold its White City site to a consortium said to be using a tax avoidance scheme. The chair of the PAC was shocked that the BBC would sell a public … Continue reading

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Local Councils Want £1 Billion (Extra) From VAT on Sugary Food

The Local Government Association wants an extra £1 billion of VAT for itself. The money, they say, can come for the VAT on sugary food and drinks to help local councils do something about public health. It’s not clear to … Continue reading

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