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Income Tax and National Insurance Merger Spin (Again)

More media rumours of the government spinning plans to merge income tax and national insurance. Having two different taxes, with different rules, on what to most people looks like the same money is odd. The reason though is the government … Continue reading

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Tax and Scottish Separation from UK

Conflicting reports from London and Edinburgh on the tax side of Scottish separation from the UK seem to be evenly balanced, with each side blaming the other. As a tax barrister and student of history both it’s interesting how paying … Continue reading

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Tax Reliefs Not Being Monitored by HMRC

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament was shocked this week to learn HMRC had no systematic method for monitoring tax reliefs. This after the National Audit Office has reported over 1,100 separate reliefs worth £100 billion a year. To be … Continue reading

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Why UK Government Taxes Bedrooms Not Multi-Nationals

A furore about yet another US multi-national virtually no UK tax despite massive UK turnover, and so one might expect profits, caught my eye as a tax barrister. The US multi-national points out, and quite rightly, that it pays taxes … Continue reading

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