Retrospective Tax New Approach Just Like the Old One

The coalition government's first Budget in 2010 was delivered alongside the new Cameron-Clegg mantra of making the tax system 'simpler' and 'more stable'. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke followed with his document Tax Policy Making: A New Approach, expressing...

Greek Austerity is Global Parenting

The word 'austerity' in non-financial terms means 'severity' or 'sternness'. Rather like the eventual behaviour of a parent when a child goes one tantrum too far. It's a course correction to establish boundaries, make clear the rules of...

Where theres no Will theres no way

Article provided by Ed Emerson 27 September 2011 Nearly two-thirds of 35 to 44 year-olds and over 50% of all British adults don't have a Will drawn up, according to research. The figure increases to 79% for those...

MoneyWeek Make the most of your spouse

Article provided by Ed Emerson 23 September 2011 Tax efficiency doesn't have to be complicated, says Rosie Murray-West in The Daily Telegraph. According to independent research, a couple investing £500,000 in 2001 and planning their taxes properly could...

2000 new tax inspectors in pursuit of HNWIs

Article provided by Ed Emerson 28 September 2011 By Gavin Stamp Political reporter, BBC News More than 2,000 tax inspectors will be recruited to crack down on tax evasion among the wealthiest people in the UK, a Liberal...

Watch out - Penalties about

Times are hard and all government departments have to find ways of increasing their income. HM Revenue & Customs are doing this by tightening up the legislation dealing with penalties for non declaration of income and late payment...

Sometimes its better to give than receive

The Press and Journal ...from a fiscal point of view Relief on charitable donations could also benefit taxpayer by Steven Forbes 23 August 2010 Much has been reported about the "giving pledge" signed by 40 of America's wealthiest...

UK savers urged to act before belts are tightened further

The Press and Journal Forthcoming Budgets likely to be stronger on austerity measures by Steven Forbes Monday 29 March 2010 You know you are dancing with the devil when the Irish grab their coats and leave the party...