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GAAR advisory panel seeks National Insurance expertise

HMRC seeking to strengthen panel's knowledge of employment income and national insurance contributions

02 Dec 2014

David Heaton new ICAEW Tax Faculty chairman

GAAR panel member steps down after Panorama sting

Tax adviser on GAAR panel resigns over comments made prior to taking post

16 Sep 2013


HMRC budget cut 5% in Spending Review

Chancellor turns his attention to evasion rather than avoidance in the spending review

26 Jun 2013

GAAR panel chair should be allowed to choose own people

Stakeholders should refrain from trying to influence the composition of the GAAR advisory panel

13 Jun 2013

PAC member Mitchell to assemble group to apply for GAAR panel posts

Labour MP and PAC member Austin Mitchell recommends his own candidates for inclusion on the GAAR panel

13 Jun 2013

HMRC starts GAAR panel recruitment process

HMRC is taking applications to join its GAAR panel

30 May 2013

HMRC appoints head of GAAR advisory panel

Guidance illustrating the scope of the General Anti-Abuse Rule is released alongside news of Patrick Mears' appointment

16 Apr 2013

GAAR will “cause confusion and chaos”, say advisers

Advisers warn that without clear definition of the GAAR's scope, there is likely to be confusion over the kind of arrangements it will catch

03 Apr 2013

Finance Bill 2013 includes anti-avoidance provisions

Highlights of the Finance Bill 2013 include the introduction of the General Anti-Abuse Rule

02 Apr 2013

A Budget of carrots and sticks

Government proposals around tax and procurement seem to encourage good future behaviour with business and taxpayers, writes Patrick Stevens

21 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: GAAR a 'deterrent', with £235m haul estimate

The GAAR won't bring in billions of pounds, but it is already working as a deterrent, says Bill Dodwell

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: £1bn Corporation tax loss-buying abuse blocked

Companies selling their losses off to unconnected third parties in order to gain tax reliefs will no longer be able to use loopholes

20 Mar 2013

Broader GAAR would cause “uncertainty”, Lords told

Wider GAAR would give HM Revenue & Customs too much discretion the Lords' Economic Affairs and Finance Bill Sub-Committee is told

05 Feb 2013

HMRC appoints interim GAAR panel

On Graham Aaronson QC's recommendation, HM Revenue & Customs appoint 11 tax experts to the GAAR's interim advisory panel

28 Jan 2013

Charge for GAAR clearance system, Lords told

Members of the House of Lords Economics and Finance Bill 2013 sub-committee continued their analysis of how successful the GAAR is likely to be

24 Jan 2013

GAAR not panacea, Aaronson tells Lords

Graham Aaronson QC, author of the original anti-tax avoidance recommendations, and Malcolm Gammie QC warn Lords that the incoming rule will not be a cure-all

22 Jan 2013

Goverment publishes much-anticipated GAAR

Draft 2013 Finance Bill includes amendments to long-awaited legislation for the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

11 Dec 2012

AS2012: Chancellor wages war on tax avoidance

Chancellor pumps money into HMRC to bolster its attack on avoidance measures in his Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

HMRC advertising for GAAR advisory panel chair

The post of chair for the general anti-abuse rule advisory panel is up for grabs

05 Dec 2012

Hundred Group backs government anti-avoidance moves

Senior finance directors' group outlines its support for government anti-tax avoidance moves in its responses to proposals

19 Nov 2012

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