Thoughts on UK taxes

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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U.K. tax scheme promoters face new sanctions

Tax avoidance is not as widespread as people might think, HM Revenue & Customs said as it announced that scheme promoters responsible for misleading advertising will face new sanctions. An enforcement notice published jointly by HMRC and the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority requires promoters to be “clear about the potential consequences of tax avoidance”Continue reading “U.K. tax scheme promoters face new sanctions”

Recent published work

Here is a note of recent published work, with links to some free-to-read content, which I will update from time to time. Editors and publishers interested in discussing possible commissions are welcome to contact me.

HMRC intends to name employers claiming JSS grants

The National Audit Office’s October 23 report on the coronavirus employment support schemes, together with new HMRC guidance, confirmed what HM Treasury disclosed earlier this month: “HMRC intends to publish the names of employers claiming the new JSS scheme and to notify employees through their personal tax accounts when an employer has claimed JSS.” –Continue reading “HMRC intends to name employers claiming JSS grants”

Tax in quotes

“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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