UK Taxes

One Year On - Still Waiting For Tax

Simon Kirkland | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Kirkland

They say that a week is a long time in politics. But recently it feels like a day is enough to change almost anything. And if it is true that a political week is a long time, then right now a year feels like a very very long time indeed.

Business Leaders Change Faster Than Business Values - Lessons From Barclays

Ed Mayo | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

Barclays Bank came from Quaker and non-conformist companies in England that were famed for their ethics. Even so, the charges announced by the Serious...

Three Reasons To Stop Costing Manifestos

Rob Adam | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

Manifestos from all parties have followed the same logic, imprisoned by the terms of a debate they did not set. The blind following the blind. Parties should recognise this and, at the next election, follow Theresa May in not costing their manifestos at all.

The Heavy Price Of Student Debt On Mental Health

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Viewing our young people as a force for good; as future contributors to society and people to be invested in, will not only free them from debt slavery; such positive affirmation could provide a massive boost to their mental health.

PM Refuses To Rule Out Income Tax Rises Despite Pledges By Michael Fallon And Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May has refused to rule out a rise in income tax, following comments made by some of her senior ministers. When asked about pledges made by Si...

Siri - Do My Tax Return

Ed Molyneux | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ed Molyneux

These kinds of new user interfaces are revolutionising the way we interact with technologies and services. But it is not just entertainment or home tasks which can benefit. What if we could also make mundane business matters, like payroll and bookkeeping, more efficient, too?

Labour Pledges To Hike Taxes For Earners On £80,000

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Politics

Labour has promised not to raise VAT or personal national insurance contributions and will not increase income tax for those earning less than £80,00...

Theresa May Refuses To Rule Out Tax Rises After The General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has refused to rule out abandoning a 2015 election manifesto pledge not to raise taxes. Speaking on the campaign trail in Dudley, in the W...

Why Do American Expats Need To File US Taxes?

Heather Irish | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Heather Irish

I've lived in the UK for 8.5 years now and I only started filing my American taxes.

The Spring Budget: Everything You Need to Know

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Autumn budget will be an indicator of how well the economy is doing and we could see some more announcements being made. can also be dubbed the Brexit Budget because the likely impact from Article 50 and negotiations may change the way the Government does business.

Business Rates: Green Alternatives To Help Small Businesses Thrive

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Businesses are complaining about taxes again, but why should you care? This is just the background music to the annual budget ritual, isn't it? And don't the bosses have plenty of lobbyists to speak up for them?

Death Of The British High Street

Laura Krippner | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Laura Krippner

My shop is in a small shopping arcade. It's difficult to find because the address has a street name but there's no street sign. Instead there's a signpost at the entrance directing people to a Police Station which is no longer there.

Friend Or Foe? Truth Or Dare? Social Care Tax Row Takes New Twist

Simon Sapper | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

David Hodge has grabbed our attention and deservedly so. We know that social care needs to be better connected to health care. We know that government should take a lead in both encouraging integration and ensuring adequate funds are available. But residents cannot wait for someone to blink first or be reshuffled/voted out of office.

HMRC Tax Return Deadline: 5 Things You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) must receive your 2015-16 Self Assessment online tax returns and any money owed by the deadline of 31 January 2017. Ther...

The Tax vs Road Safety Conundrum

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Hewett

We are all familiar with VAT as a tax on our spending. The model is simple: the more we spend, the more VAT we pay.

Calls For Criminal Inquiry Into José Mourinho Tax Avoidance Allegations

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Football manager José Mourinho last night faced calls to have his finances investigated after evidence of a multi-million pound fortune held offshore...

Royals Announce £369m Buckingham Palace Renovations, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A fierce backlash has met the news that Buckingham Palace is to undergo extensive renovations costing £369m, partly funded by the taxpayer. A ten-yea...

Around 100 BBC Presenters Are Being Investigated For Alleged Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

Around 100 current and former BBC presenters are being investigated for alleged tax avoidance. HMRC is examining the tax records of freelance staff ...

Six Months On From The Panama Papers, Here's Five Ways For Theresa May To Tackle Tax Dodging

Charlie Matthews | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Charlie Matthews

The new UK Prime Minister Theresa May set out her stall early, promising on the steps of Downing Street that her tax policy would "prioritise not the wealthy, but you" and pledging that "we have decided to do more to stop aggressive tax avoidance and to fight corruption". It all sounds very promising, but success will depend on how she puts her words into action. Ahead of her speech to Conservative Party Conference we look at what she can do...

Apple Devotee Stephen Fry Calls On Tech Giant To Pay More Tax

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Tech

Stephen Fry, one of Apple’s greatest champions, has called on the tech giant to pay more tax. The TV personality said he had “absolutely no patien...

Tory HMRC Cuts Will Hit Customer Service - Govt Research

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics

Tory cuts to the UK’s tax authority will hit customer service and slash the money raised in tax collection, new internal Government research has fou...

Apple's €13 Billion Tax Bill Is Bascially Loose Change To The Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech

The European Commission has ordered Apple to pay Ireland €13 billion (£11 billion) in back taxes. Apple’s enormous tax bill is the result of a th...

Taxing Soft Drinks Won't Tackle Obesity - Here's What the Government Should Do Instead

Peter Harding | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Harding

In the face of great economic uncertainty this is no time for a measure that will impact negatively on companies and to higher prices for those who can least afford it whilst having no impact on levels of obesity. Most importantly, if the Government is serious about tackling obesity then it needs to put in place more preventative measures.

Whistleblowing in the Public Interest Goes on Trial

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

This week, the man who lifted the lid on the cynical practices employed by large, profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes goes on trial. Through...

Sweet and Sour: Sugar and Environmental Taxes

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Luke Dale-Harris

Let's hope that the Chancellor's newfound enthusiasm for a sugar tax translates into a wider appreciation of the benefits he could be delivering through environmental taxation on the same model.