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UK Government waives VAT on NHS Choir’s Christmas charity single A Bridge Over You

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, declared on Wednesday that UK health charities will benefit from the government’s donation of the equivalent to the UK VAT payable on domestic sales of A Bridge … Continue reading “UK Government waives VAT on NHS Choir’s Christmas charity single A Bridge Over You”


HMRC introduces new regulations to curb tax avoidance on high value residential properties

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today that new regulations have been established to ensure the disclosure of schemes designed and marketed to avoid paying the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings, which was … Continue reading “HMRC introduces new regulations to curb tax avoidance on high value residential properties”


Scotland’s economy outperforming the rest of the UK

HM Treasury today released the fifth paper in its Scotland analysis series, revealing that as a result of being part of an integrated UK, Scotland is outperforming most other parts of the British Isles. … Continue reading “Scotland’s economy outperforming the rest of the UK”


Expats who revisit the UK are being urged to brush up on strict new rules over their tax residence status

The Statutory Residence Test was announced by the Treasury in the 2011 Budget and will be introduced on the 6th April to clarify the definition of a UK resident. As part of the … Continue reading “Expats who revisit the UK are being urged to brush up on strict new rules over their tax residence status”


Contractors warned over looming online tax return deadline

As HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) threatens 300,000 late filers with debt-recovery actions that could include the seizure of goods, accountancy experts have issued a warning to contractors over the looming deadline for … Continue reading “Contractors warned over looming online tax return deadline”


British clients of HSBC-controlled bank in Switzerland avoid £200m in taxes

British clients of an HSBC-owned private Swiss bank that is the focus of a major HM Revenue & Customs investigation are alleged to have evaded tax by an amount likely to exceed £200m, according to … Continue reading “British clients of HSBC-controlled bank in Switzerland avoid £200m in taxes”


The New IR35 Business Test: How Will Contractors Be Affected?

The IR35 Forum has revealed that a new business test as well as six risk scenarios will be published in April by HM Revenue & Customs. The improvements have been proposed to make … Continue reading “The New IR35 Business Test: How Will Contractors Be Affected?”


Fraudster mum of nine claimed £63,000

A GYPSY mother-of-nine has admitted claiming over £63,000 worth of fraudulent benefits as a single mum – while living with her partner in their caravan.   Chavelle Price, 33, claimed she was a … Continue reading “Fraudster mum of nine claimed £63,000”


Bogus financial adviser jailed for tax fraud

A bogus financial adviser who fraudulently manipulated his “clients’” pension funds to avoid paying tax of over ?1.9 million has been jailed at Hull Crown Court for three years. Colin Pearson (47) used … Continue reading “Bogus financial adviser jailed for tax fraud”


Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal

Ministers should urgently rethink plans for a deal with Switzerland which would see UK tax evaders let off lightly while harming poor countries, says Christian Aid. ‘We fear that the agreement will be … Continue reading “Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal”


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