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Possible Devolved Tax Powers for Wales

The Welsh Assembly is to receive further tax devolution powers. As well as it own Welsh land transaction tax from April 2018 by 2019 it will also have certain powers to adjust income tax rates from 2019. Very fair to … Continue reading

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ICAEW Applying to be Regulator for Tax-Related Legal Services

The ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) has applied under the Legal Services Act 2007 to be a regulator for tax-related legal services. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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SNP Does Well for Scotland on Devolved Tax

The SNP government in Edinburgh has done very well for Scotland in the new block grant and devolved tax powers negotiations with the UK Treasury. In particular the deal protects the Barnet formula, under which Scotland gets extra money to … Continue reading

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English Tax Decided by English Votes ?

Election tax promises continue, now with the Conservatives launching an English mini-manifesto promising English votes for English laws, including tax. Despite the protests from nationalist parties in other countries of the UK the logic and basic, democratic fairness is inescapable. … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Scottish Fiscal Independence

The SNP says if it could it would cut all fiscal ties to the rest of the UK. The devo-max plan would help with fiscal and economic autonomy for Scotland to stand alone. This might also include ending the Barnett … Continue reading

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New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ?

New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ? The publication last week by the Westminster government of more proposed taxation powers for the Scottish Parliament could signal the start of deeper divisions over … Continue reading

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Tax Double Standards and Scottish Separation

Reports that one political party is promising more tax powers to Scotland if it stays in the UK. But that is using double standards. In 1707 Scotland voted into the Union. If in 2014 the Scottish people vote to separate … Continue reading

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