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Accelerated tax payment provisions to be extended to NIC avoidance schemes

New provisions requiring accelerated payment of tax in certain tax avoidance schemes, which became law last week, will be extended to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) two months after the National Insurance Contributions Bill 2014 becomes law, the government... 22 Jul 2014

Labour government would close Eurobonds "loophole" and equalise tax treatment of debt and equity finance

Reversing the planned reduction in the corporate tax rate and instead cutting, and then freezing, business rates are among the changes a future Labour government would introduce to the UK business tax regime, the party's shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, has announced.... 01 Jul 2014

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Overall tax-to-GDP ratio in EU member states rises in 2012 says Eurostat

Tax revenues as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) rose across the European Union in 2012 and look likely to show a further rise in 2013, according to the EU official statistics office Eurostat. 17 Jun 2014

Government: "difficult to estimate" cost of abolishing IR35 contractor taxation regime

It is "very difficult to estimate" what the true cost to the Exchequer would be if tax provisions intended to stop contractors in 'disguised employment' from using limited companies to avoid employment taxes were abolished, the government has said. 11 Jun 2014

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We advise clients across diverse sectors on a wide variety of employment tax issues, and have a co-ordinated team of lawyers across our UK offices with responsibility for broadening and strengthening our employment tax offering.

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