Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the lowdown.
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The Irish government is seeking feedback from businesses and practitioners on plans to update its international tax strategy. (Bloomberg BNA)
The UK tax collector has paid out nearly £2m for information about tax evasion since 2013. In 2006/17, HMRC has paid £421,460 to informants. (Business Insider)
EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned of a “disturbing deadlock” over the UK’s Brexit bill. (The Guardian)
HMRC has taken over 75 scam websites since January this year, preventing more than one million visits to these sites. (Public Technology)
Conservative minister accused of reviving the possibility of 'dementia tax' reforms by saying taxpayer should not ‘prop up’ people with care needs. (Independent)
New on AccountingWEB
Bhimal Hira tells Richard Sergeant about the benefits of niche markets and the long game to brand awareness.
Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor Review on the gig economy, cautioned MPs against sudden changes to on-demand working.
On the blogs, Les Howard analyses a new case that addresses the question of a reasonable excuse defence.
And on the Industry Insights page, BTCSoftware announced the launch of a new cloud version of its products.
Contributions from the AccountingWEB.co.uk editorial team.