Chancellor Gordon Brown is expected to hit gas-guzzling
cars and air travel with increased taxes in his pre-Budget Report.
Brown is looking to increase the top rate of excise duty for the most
polluting cars, and air passenger duty will also increase, as he looks to show
the public that he is more environmentally friendly than Tory leader
However Brown is not expected to introduce a wide range of penalties to
consumers of travel fuel, reports the FT.
The European Union’s industry minister
Gunter Verheugen has warned against Europe moving faster than the rest of the
world to tackle climate change, saying it could risk its competitiveness.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont