While everyone is busy putting together their predictions for the chancellor's 2015 Budget on March 18, George Bull has been thinking about what won't be in the Budget.
The fall in global oil prices is leaving the Government with very few options for increasing the tax yield. If oil prices stay low for another four months, there will be huge pressure on the Treasury to increase taxes soon after the election whichever party or coalition takes power.
With income tax receipts falling by 0.8 per cent so far this year, the Chancellor has a limited number of options if he wants to reduce the deficit.
After David Cameron hinted earlier this week that inheritance tax should not apply to people who didn’t feel "mega-rich", why can’t this logic apply to higher-rate taxpayers
Expect to see more hostile takeover bids now that the UK is seen as a corporate tax haven, argues George Bull.
When it comes to tax, things are not always what they seem to be, as the recent news of Starbucks and Amazon shows.
To reduce corporation tax as promised, the government has to raise tax on individuals – unless of course it takes action to dramatically reduce the size of the state.
Is the Fair Tax mark "the new Fairtrade", encouraging companies to back companies that pay what they owe
The popularity of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin means HMRC needs to make some tough decisions. Do you have to pay tax on Bitcoins
Bricks-and-mortar retailers have called for a sales tax on their online counterparts. But how likely is it to happen”
As the Budget approaches, which tax measures are set to be implemented to help Britain grow on the global stage We look at the R&D tax regime, the Patent Box and changes to controlled foreign companies legislation.
George Osborne will be making his autumn statement next week. But the bulk of the proposed legislation for SMEs will follow in the publication of the draft finance bill a week later. What can we expect from it?