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Budget Deficit is Narrowing after Boost from Duties and Taxes

The public sector budget deficit in Britain was helped by lower interest bills on the government debt as well as a decrease in Whitehall spending in April. Government Borrowing & Spending Dropped The Office for National Statistics recently said that government borrowing was down almost 27 percent at £6.8b from the previous year. The budget […]

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No Need for High-End Buyers to Worry About Mansion Tax

Buyers who were worried by a potential mansion tax set to go ahead under the Labour party are expected to return to the higher-end property market after the recent election results. The so-called “mansion tax” would’ve meant that those who owned properties worth more than £2 million or more would have been taxed 1%.  Threatening […]

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Miliband to Tax Foreigners, Help British First-time Buyers

Ed Miliband has recently promised to help British first-time buyers, while favouring local ownership and scrapping the levy on some purchases. He also plans to raise taxes for foreign property investors in the even that the UK labour Party gets elected in May. This will mean that first-time buyers can avoid stamp duty as long […]

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Report Reveals UK Tax Burden 18% Higher than Global Average

The UK tax burden as a share of the economy is close to a fifth higher than world averages, which may impede growth and stifle entrepreneurship, a new report has claimed. Tax revenue is 32.9% of the GDP, compared to 27.8% which is the worldwide average. This makes the tax level in the UK several […]

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Labour Planning a Crackdown on “unfair tax breaks”

The UK Labour Party has promised to crack down on unfair tax breaks, which are used by private-equity and hedge funds, in an attempt to win over voters before the election in May. Labour has also reiterated its plants to introduce a levy for bankers’ bonuses, which would see funds going towards a youth employment […]

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Parties are Clashing on Top Tax Rate for Election 2015

Both parties are clashing on top tax rate, and Labour recently called on the Conservative Party to promise not to lower the top income tax rate if it wins the election. George Osborne responded by saying he had no plans to do so, but also refused to completely rule the move out. In 2013 the […]

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UK Annual Tax Returns To Be Phased Out Within 5 Years

George Osborne, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer recently announced on March 18 during his Budget 2015 speech, that annual tax returns will be phased out within five years. Digital Tax Accounts Instead, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) the United Kingdom’s tax regulator, will be making it much easier for a new company to register and […]

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The UK will be Increasing Fines for Tax Evaders

The UK will soon be increasing penalties for those failing to pay taxes due on money in offshore banks, and will also be levying large fines on companies who try to evade taxes, along with those who help them. These new plans come as a response to the controversy caused by disclosures that HSBC had […]

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UK Government rejects higher Diesel Tax to deal with Pollution

The British government has rejected the idea of raising taxes on diesel vehicles in order to reduce air pollution. Britain has been consistently failing to meet the European Union limits on nitrogen dioxide-produced by diesel engines. Nitrogen dioxide and diesel particular matter is especially harmful to respiratory systems. The parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee published a […]

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Conservatives may Raise Inheritance Tax Threshold to £1m

The hugely unpopular “death tax” may be overhauled, making it fairer for those living down south, and ensuring that wealthier people won’t be the only ones to benefit. The current one-size-fits-all policy means that those living in areas with higher valued houses are paying much more inheritance tax, as higher house prices  often push their […]

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