Blog archive - 2017

At Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth new leader Vince Cable set out his thinking on future tax policy, and the party passed motions on business rates and the gig economy.

Ahead of our European Branch’s Amsterdam Conference next week, Tim Sarson looks at recent changes in transfer pricing (TP). 

The newly reconstituted House of Commons Treasury Committee held their first hearing of the new Parliament, focusing on Customs, but also touching on digitalisation, tax credits and other issues. Three senior HMRC officials faced the questioning. We liveblogged and summarised the discussion, 

The Public Accounts Committee held a lively evidence session on tackling VAT fraud and error today. Most of the debate was about non-EU sellers on these online marketplaces avoiding paying VAT.

The second Finance Bill of 2017 was debated by MPs today ahead of the Bill's second reading vote. We live blogged on the debate here.

There have been so many changes in the taxation of pensions in recent years that tax advisers are in danger of not seeing the wood for the trees.

MPs today debated the resolutions accompanying the autumn 2017 Finance Bill. A live blog was posted here as the debate proceeded.

The Scottish Government has raised the prospect of a rethink of the way the country’s devolved income tax powers are used.

HMRC have released statistics for the first time showing the breakdown of the tax paid by those not domiciled in the UK (‘non-doms’). The statistics purport to show that in 2014/15 there were 121,300 non-doms; 85,400 of whom were UK resident; 54,600 of whom used the remittance basis and only 5,100 of whom paid the remittance charge of £30,000 - £40,000. 

Talk in the media and among the public about the huge wage demands made by some footballers will reach a crescendo at the end of the transfer window this month. This makes it timely to reflect on image rights.