The Children and Families Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 04 February 2013 with a second reading later in the month. It is a legislative consolidation of a number of Government initiatives, all designed to improve services for vulnerable children, plus support families balancing their home / work lives. With particular interest [...]
In May 2011, the Government published a consultation entitled ‘Consultation on Modern Workplaces’, which involved proposals in four areas: Flexible Parental Leave Flexible Working Working Time Regulations, and Equal Pay In June 2012, the Government published its response to topic 4 on Equal Pay and we have been eagerly waiting for responses to the other [...]
Wealthiest to Pay More, Wealth Tax, HMRC’s Approach to Tax Compliance, National Minimum Wage Regulations 2012, RTI Migration, Flat Rate State Pensions, Workplace Pensions – In or Out?
Always being one for facts and figures, I was interested to read that sales of duct tape, cable ties and rope have been on the increase, since publication of a certain series of novels recently. I am advised that the book is not even about hardware or DIY… Whilst on the subject of interesting, the [...]
The current Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats has, again, stated that he believes in a ‘Wealth Tax’ in addition to HMRC’s tax avoidance strategy via the Affluence Unit. Indeed, he has suggested that his party’s support in the Coalition for the spending review in 2015/16 will be dependent on its introduction, [...]
On his return from a fortnight’s family holiday in Spain, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has suggested that his party want to progress their thoughts on a ‘mansion tax’. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, as a result of a deeper and longer recession than expected, Mr Clegg’s ‘time-limited’ emergency tax would ask the [...]
Almost as soon as we referred to the Samosa Tax, it was nicknamed the Pasty Tax – so this is what we shall call it. The Pasty Tax was one of the ‘new’ taxes announced at Budget 2012, which we reported on at the time. Therefore, it makes sense to keep you updated on the [...]
The Coalition Government announced in the June 2010 Budget that its long-term policy objective was to raise the personal allowance to £10,000 for individuals under the age of 65. The intention was for this to be completed by the end of their five-year term of government. However, HM Treasury confirmed in the Autumn Statement 2011 [...]