A question of morality

Business Tax, General Tax, Tax Avoidance, Tax Policy

Why do most people stop at a red traffic light?  Is it fear of punishment, self-preservation, because the law says you should (in other words, respect for the rules) or because society expects you to?

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Charlie Elphicke MP on tackling corporate tax avoidance

Business Tax, Tax Avoidance

Bees in a hive

In my previous blog post, I highlighted the problems with current policy decisions and corporate tax rules which have failed to keep up with the new globalised world, and allow for industrial scale tax avoidance. Without ripping up the existing tax code and building one suitable for the internet age, there are some changes which Governments can take in order to minimise the level of tax avoidance.

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Charlie Elphicke MP on the issues surrounding corporate tax avoidance

Business Tax, Tax Avoidance

Stop tax dodgers banner outside a BHS shop

Over the past 18 months, the political wind has changed. The public have made clear how disgusted they feel at the industrial scale tax avoidance by big business, and politicians are now waking up to their anger. A recent YouGov poll found that 62% of the public considered (legal) tax avoidance unacceptable.

 

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Allez Wiggo

Business Tax, Income Tax

Bradley Wiggins in yellow at Tour de France

To celebrate Wiggo’s epic victory in this year’s Tour de France, this month’s blog is devoted to things tax and cycling related.

First, the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.

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Talking turkey

Business Tax, Income Tax

Closeup of turkey

Am I becoming obsessed with poultry? Maybe. Two fowl blogs in three months. Well, this is how it happened.

My theatre buddy Gary is sick of hearing about Taxidermy.

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