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Protests at Hungary proposed Tax on Internet Users

There have been street protests in Hungary at a proposed tax on internet users, which is seen an anti-democratic and unfair. The law will tax individuals and companies at so much per Gigabyte of data and supposedly be capped at … Continue reading

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Taxes: Schools, Hospitals and Having to Use A&E

As a tax barrister I often hear a Treasury line that taxes pay for schools and hospitals. But that also means the government has to honour it’s side. So I was intrigued that a report urging NHS England patients not … Continue reading

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No Cut in VAT for Tourism and Catering

The government has ruled out a cut in VAT for the tourism and catering sectors. David Gauke, a Treasury minister, has said a cut in VAT to 5% for catering would cost £9 to £10 billion, and £2 billion for … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Blames Treasury Rules For Somerset Flooding

The Environment Agency (EA) head today effectively blamed Treasury rules for the Somerset flooding. The Treasury is the nearest ordinary taxpayers get to a department looking after their interests. So as a tax barrister I was surprised at the attack … Continue reading

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VAT Reduction to Boost NI Tourism

Criticism from Northern Ireland that, with VAT on tourism in the South at just 9%, the UK Treasury has not worked out the cost to the North of not reducing its VAT below 20%. Arguments both way of course. The … Continue reading

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