In his autumn statement the Chancellor was very bullish about the number of new businesses created. But Simon Sweetman is not quite so optimistic.
How would you like to carry on a trade here in the UK and pay no tax on it?
George Osborne, they say, is considering charging capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale
Hundreds of thousands of families losing child benefit payments this year need to "get off their backsides" and fill in extra forms to avoid being fined by the tax
None of us can of course be truly free until the last landlord is strangled with the guts of the last priest, but that looks a little way off yet, so perhaps some
In 1989 I left the Inland Revenue and went to work as taxation manager for Scrutton Goodchild & Sanderson in Ipswich, explains Simon Sweetman.
It’s more than a year now since Dave Hartnett (and Stephen Banyard and Mike Eland and Naomi Ferguson) left HMRC.
It’s August so time for reflection, says Simon Sweetman.
As Woody Guthrie said:
If one believes that governments should exert some control over the free market in some circumstances, even if only the market in drugs, it is important that gover
I accept that my view may be regarded as left wing politically (though to some of the critics Genghis Khan would have seemed at best a soppy liberal), but I offer