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March 31 2011
UK business’s response to the additional corporate tax cut in today’s budget came as less of a surprise than the announcement itself, but not everyone is a winner. The government put up tax for banks and the oil and g...
March 23 2011
George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, stressed the importance of tackling tax avoidance during his budget speech to Parliament today.
European governments have begun to respond to the Commission’s draft directive for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) and reactions have been far from the harmonious vision underlying the proposals.
March 18 2011
Michael Anderson and Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho of Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) report on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the Thin Cap GLO.
March 16 2011
Only five EU member states would see a rise in their GDP as a result of the introduction of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), the European Commission’s own impact assessment study into the plans has fo...
Today's report from the Treasury Select Committee welcomed the government’s commitment to a simpler tax system, but expressed concern that it has not done enough to set out the principles underlying that policy.
March 15 2011
Last year’s emergency budget, which was announced last June, shortly after the new government took power introduced some big changes for UK tax policy. This year’s budget, set for March 23, is likely to be more of a c...
A poll of 204 UK business leaders concluded that while the government has made a reasonable start, it needs to accelerate business taxation reforms to simplify the system and make it more responsive to the needs of al...
March 11 2011
They say that the bigger they come the harder they fall. Few could have expected quite how hard Nortel would fall, however, or the unique cross-border tax issues the resulting administration of the group in Europe wou...
March 08 2011
The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has released its final full report on the review of UK tax reliefs ahead of the Chancellor’s March 23 budget, suggesting the abolition of nearly 50 reliefs and the closer assess...
March 04 2011
BP, the British oil and gas company, has filed a claim in the UK High Court against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) seeking reimbursement for stamp duty tax it paid in 1999 when the company purchased Arco, a US petroleum ...
March 03 2011
Two studies using data from the Hundred Group show that the UK’s biggest companies contributed less in tax to Britain in the last tax year and that 81% of all corporation tax is paid by the largest 1% of them.
March 01 2011