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I write about tax policy, law and administration. In these pages I’ll try to share bits of news, comment and links to published work, as well as an occasional cycling photo.

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Big tax rises by 2025 ‘all but inevitable’

The UK government may need tax rises of over £40 billion a year by 2024/25 “just to stop debt spiralling upwards” but now is not the time for increases, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said …

Sand and ocean

Furlough scheme to support businesses forced to close

Businesses legally required to close their premises during the winter because of coronavirus restrictions will receive grants to cover two-thirds of furloughed employees’ salaries

Clear water at the beach

Tax compliance update

Tolley published in August my fourth tax compliance update since 2016 …

“If I might add a word to you, it is that I hope you will not trouble your head further with tax matters, because you seem to have spent a lot of time in going through these various Acts, and if you go on spending your time on Finance Acts and the like, it will drive you silly.”

Singleton J. in the High Court, King’s Bench Division, BRIGGENSHAW v CRABB (H.M. INSPECTOR OF TAXES) 30 TC 331 (1948) – via Croner-i

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