Treasury officials have met with tax experts to discuss the wisdom of such a move, which could feature in Gordon Brown’s Pre-Budget Report on December 2, The Times newspaper has reported.
Currently, investors pay capital gains according to their highest rate of income tax, but they could be some tax relief under the proposals being considered by Number 11.
This could include reducing the amount of time an individual gets substantial tax relief on an investment. Currently, they have to wait 10 years or more before receiving 40% off of their capital gains tax liability.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
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
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements