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13 Sep

Think tank calls for tax overhaul

The UK's tax system should be overhauled to bring rates on wealth and assets into line with those on income, according to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

12 Sep

Former NAO chief to lead independent review of loan charge

Sir Amyas Morse, the former Chief Executive of the National Audit Office (NAO), will head up an independent review into the controversial loan charge, which will be published by the middle of November.

11 Sep

ICAEW calls for delay to off-payroll working changes

The extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector should be delayed by a year, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

10 Sep

Pace of tax reform has 'slowed', OECD finds

A new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that the pace of tax reform has 'slowed across multiple economies'.

09 Sep

HMRC delays introduction of VAT reverse charge

HMRC has announced a one-year delay to the introduction of the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services.

06 Sep

Tax on sugary snacks 'could be more effective than Soft Drinks Industry Levy'

Experts have suggested that a tax on sugary snacks could be 'more effective' than the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

05 Sep

Chancellor claims 'austerity is over' as he unveils Spending Review

In his Spending Review, Chancellor Sajid Javid said that 'austerity is over' as he announced significant increases in spending across most government departments.

04 Sep

FSB calls on government to tackle 'business crime crisis'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to make tackling business crime a priority.

03 Sep

HMRC states around 3.5 million individuals 'yet to benefit from Help to Save'

Data published by HMRC has revealed that around 3.5 million individuals are 'yet to benefit' from its Help to Save scheme.

02 Sep

UK businesses 'negative on economic outlook'

Many UK board members believe that the UK's economy will deteriorate over the next year, according to research.

30 Aug

£10 million 'Brexit readiness fund' launched for UK businesses

The UK government has unveiled a £10 million grant scheme to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

29 Aug

'Bank of Mum and Dad' now one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders

Gifts and loans from parents helping their children to get on the property ladder have made the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders, according to research.

28 Aug

ICAEW calls for government to simplify Apprenticeship Levy

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged the government to simplify the Apprenticeship Levy.

27 Aug

FTSE 100 companies set aside £4.5bn for tax disputes

The UK's largest listed companies collectively set aside £4.5 billion in potential liabilities related to tax disputes last year, according to research.

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