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McDonald’s Moving Back to UK from Luxembourg

The McDonald’s chain has announced it is moving its non-US headquarters back from Luxemburg to London. The fast food chain was lured away in 2009 in part by Luxembourg offering special tax deals. There is no suggestion McDonald’s did anything … Continue reading

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EU Commission Plans for 2017 – Tax & Brexit a Threat

Last week the European Commission published its work programme for 2017 “Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends” SWD(2016) 400. The Commission lists the UK Brexit referendum as an “uncertainty” and then goes on to refer to it as … Continue reading

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EU Problems Ratifying Canadian Trade Deal and Brexit

The EU’s long ratification process of its tax-free trade deal with Canada, known as CETA, hit another problem recently. A regional parliament within Belgium rejected the deal and under Belgian law, unless resolved, that blocks Belgium ratifying CETA. That in … Continue reading

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Unilever Tries Marmite-Gate in Ireland (Staying Inside EU)

Unilever tried Marmite-Gate with Tescos in the UK recently. The story was that, supposedly because of Brexit and currency changes, the supplier wanted to increase prices to the supermarket for thing likes Marmite, which is made inside the UK and … Continue reading

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Changes to VAT on Insurance Repair Services

A VAT loophole was closed on 1st October which had previously allowed insurance companies providing a repair under an insurance contract to divert VAT outside of the UK. The VAT (Place of Supply of Services: Exemptions etc) Order 2016/726 amended … Continue reading

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Borders, Taxes and Irexit post Brexit ?

Blithely carrying on as if Brexit never happened the European Commission is putting more pressure on Ireland over borders and taxes. This could just stoke calls for Irexit, an Irish exit out of the EU. The UK and Ireland have … Continue reading

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Post Referendum Tax Law Will Trundle On

Whatever the result of the UK referendum on whether to remain or leave the EU the only certainty is that tax law will trundle on. If the UK stays then its indirect taxes, like VAT and customs duty, are still … Continue reading

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