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Possible Further Drop in Corporation Tax Post Brexit

Ahead of the Autumn Statement the Prime Minister in London today is expected to drop hints of a further cut in corporation tax (CT) after Brexit. CT is already due to fall from 20% to 17% by 2020. It seems … Continue reading

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HMRC Review VAT Groups After Larentina and Skandia Judgments

HMRC have this month issued Brief 2 of 2016 announcing their review of VAT groups following the European Court judgments in the Larentia + Marenave, C-108/14 & C-109/14 case. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Tax “Credits” as Spin for Disguised Welfare

Tax credits are a disguised form of welfare payment or social security. Fundamentally the government take money from people in taxes and gives them money in welfare. The two are totally different. So when Tony Blair’s New Labour introduced tax … 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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Tax Credit Changes – Spot the Difference

As a tax barrister I am still amazed at how laws get made. One of the Opposition parties has accused the Government of pushing through changes to HMRC tax credits without proper scrutiny. So no change there then, business as … Continue reading

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Yet More Election Tax Promises

Another day, another tax promise. As a tax barrister I see the supposed tax promises being made by the two biggest British parties more as spin to grab headlines, but meaning nothing. The Tories are promising a tax lock by … 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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