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Stories that are tagged 'United Kingdom'

Lobby Groups Seek Rational UK Alcohol Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Last updated 40 hours ago | Friday, February 24, 2017

The UK Chancellor is coming under pressure to use the upcoming Budget to hike duty on cheap, high strength alcohol. Read Full Story


Northern Irish Gov't Mulling 10 Percent CIT Rate

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland's First Minister, has said her Democratic Unionist Party – the territory's largest political party – would support a cut in the corporate income tax rate to 10 percent if her government is reelected. Read Full Story


Scottish Parliament Agrees New Income Tax Settings

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scottish lawmakers have approved plans for the structure of the nation's new individual income tax regime, following the tax devolution agreement with the UK. Read Full Story


UK SMEs Not Ready For Digital, Quarterly Reporting: Survey

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Small- and medium-size enterprises will need to make significant changes to comply with HM Revenue and Customs's (HMRC's) Making Tax Digital project, says a new survey. Read Full Story


HMRC Consults On Simplifying Alcohol Duty Obligations

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, February 20, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on simplifying administration procedures for those who produce, process, or store alcohol subject to excise duty. Read Full Story


UK Proposes Tougher Penalties On Tobacco, Excise Duty Evaders

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, February 17, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on new sanctions for repeated evasion of tobacco duty or other excise duties. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Ranked As Freest Economy For 22nd Year

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, February 17, 2017

For the 22nd consecutive year, Hong Kong has maintained its position as the world's freest economy in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom from the Heritage Foundation. Read Full Story


UK Disabled Drivers Face New VAT Hit 'Unduly,' Charity Says

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A change to UK value-added tax rules to prevent abuse of a concession could result in persons with disabilities incurring additional costs and having to use unsuitable equipment, campaigners have said. Read Full Story


UK Chamber Calls For Property Tax Reform

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The UK Government should reform the business rates (commercial property tax) system in the upcoming Budget to support long-term business investment, the British Chambers of Commerce has said. Read Full Story


Tax Professionals Call For Clarity On Scottish Air Tax Plans

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

More detail should be released about Scotland's proposals for a tax to replace the UK's Air Passenger Duty, say Scottish tax professionals. Read Full Story




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