A new report has called for national insurance for pensioners, replacing council tax with a tax based more closely on property values, halving SDLT and replacing inheritance tax with a lifetime receipts tax.
The controversial subject of how to tax inherited wealth was the subject of a lively CIOT/Institute for Fiscal Studies debate at the RSA which treated its guests to a history of inheritance tax and a comparison to the system used on the other side of the Irish Sea. An audio recording of the debate is available below.
Below are the briefings / submissions produced on the current Finance Bill by CIOT. Generally speaking documents were provided to Labour and SNP spokespeople as briefings but also made as formal submissions to the Public Bill Committee.
A liveblog on the fourth public bill committee sitting of Finance Bill 2017-19, which took place on the afternoon of Thursday 19 October 2017. Covers clauses 29-42 of the Bill, including deemed domicile, overseas property and disguised remuneration.