Robin Hood meets the tax inspectors of Nottingham

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A car parking space tax or workplace levy (WPL) currently being considered by Nottingham City council may bring back unhappy memories for tax officials at the large HMRC complex in the city, according to leading mid-tier firm of accountants Baker Tilly.

Baker Tillys Head of Tax, George Bull, points out that in the 1980s Treasury moves to tax workplace car parking faced fierce opposition from tax inspectors and other civil servants. Those proposals were eventually dropped, so reducing tax bills for everyone who enjoys a free parking space at work. Government buildings would not have been exempted in the old proposal and nor would they be in this one, according to Nottingham City Council, Bull said. We must wait to see whether history repeats itself and the proposals are dropped. In a more en...

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