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TaxWatch’s summary of the UK General Election party manifestos

TaxWatch reflects on the party manifestos for the upcoming General Election

The uncertain future of the UK’s Digital Services Tax

TaxWatch reflects on the Liberal Democrat proposal to hike Digital Services Tax

New age related Personal Allowance – rolling back the years?

Conservative Party to re-introduce age related allowances: TaxWatch’s thoughts on the proposal

What happens to the Finance Bill now an election’s been called?

The abrupt end to the Parliamentary session leaves several key Finance Bill clauses to the final washup day.

Can’t or won’t? HMRC’s lack of openness with recent FOI requests

HMRC is being elusive about the amounts due on specific offshore compliance penalties, providing confusing answers to Freedom of Information requests.

Will £51m really fix HMRC’s customer service helpline?

The Treasury’s additional funding for HMRC customer service is just a sticking plaster over an ingrained problem that needs a longer-term strategy and consistency of funding to resolve.

Are we nearly there yet? In search of the elusive offshore tax gap

HMRC now says offshore tax gap data will be published in June 2024, two years after the government announced it and a year after the information was due.

How to create a world class tax authority

TaxWatch published an article in Taxation magazine last week about the launch of the Funding the Nation report by ARC, the union for senior staff within HMRC.

Is HMRC fighting the right fight on avoidance schemes?

While HMRC appears to have stepped up activity against the promotion of tax avoidance arrangements, it seems that increased civil action is at best only containing the total number of schemes.

Gold plating tax reliefs for the silver screen

What are the implications of the additional fiscal support given to the creative industries in the Spring Budget, and do the changes provide value for money?

Latest Government consultation grapples with how to regulate tax advisers

TaxWatch introduces the latest Government consultation into regulating tax advice market.

TaxWatch responds to the Spring Budget 2024

The TaxWatch team focuses its thoughts on a few areas of the Budget statement it found particularly interesting, from a tax compliance and administration standpoint.