Politics

Tax / Conservatives plan minor cabinet reshuffle

As the Conservatives returned to parliament with an 80-seat majority and Brexit scheduled for 31 January, Boris Johnson confirmed there would be a minor Cabinet reshuffle next week

Tax / Election 2019: how party tax policies stack up

Zak Jakubowski examines the tax plans of the main political parties and their impact on businesses and individual taxpayers. Plus, download our quick party-by-party guide on tax pledges

Tax / Brexit Party plan to ‘abolish inheritance tax’

The Brexit Party want to stop inheritance tax (IHT) and exempt small businesses with profits before tax of under £50,000 from corporation tax

Tax / Labour and Conservative spending plans unrealistic says IFS

The Labour pledge to not raise taxes is ‘clearly not true’, the same Tory promise is doubtful as their plans would result in ‘taxing or borrowing more’

Tax / SNP plans to stop Brexit and protect whisky

The SNP want to reduce tax on whisky sales, close tax avoidance loopholes and invest oil and gas revenue into building greener infrastructure

Tax / Plaid Cymru calls for more tax powers

The Plaid Cymru party wants more financial powers to control taxation and funding for Wales, as under Scottish devolution

Tax / Election 2019: manifesto round-up

Accountancy Daily sets out the key tax promises set out in the party manifestos for the 12 December election, from Labour plans to hike corporation tax to 26%, Conservatives freezing income tax rates for all bands while increasing the NICs’ threshold, and LibDems running on anti-Brexit remain platform

Tax / Conservatives to raise NIC threshold to £9.5k

The Conservative election manifesto does not contain any of the predicted pledges to cut income tax but will raise the NICs' threshold and triple lock taxes

Tax / Labour to raise corporation tax to 26%

Labour plans to overhaul tax rates for the wealthiest, increase corporation tax to 26% by 2022 and overhaul the £200bn corporate tax reliefs regime if they win the election

Tax / LibDems plan 1p rise in all income tax rates

The Liberal Democrats would raise income tax by 1p across all bands to fund the NHS, and put the corporation tax rate back to 20%

Tax / Green Party to offer universal basic income

The current benefits systems would be replaced with universal basic income (UBI) for all, says the Green Party in their manifesto

Tax / Conservatives will not cut corporation tax rate to 17%

Boris Johnson has told the CBI Conference that the Conservatives will not cut the current corporation tax rate from 19% as set out in the Budget

Tax / MEPs plan clampdown on online platforms to close €5bn VAT gap

European lawmakers are set to tighten rules for large online platforms such as Amazon and eBay to recover billions in lost VAT from sales through their sites

Tax / Are businesses ready for the tax implications of a change of government?

With a December election approaching, James Ross, tax partner at McDermott Will & Emery, examines the financial and tax components of the party platforms and the impact and costs for businesses and individuals investing in the UK

Tax / UK voters want hike in tax for top earners

Both Labour and Conservative voters expect taxes to rise, and the majority feel that higher earners should make up the deficit
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