THE GOVERNMENT IS likely to exempt new North Sea oil and gas fields from its windfall tax on the industry, reports have suggested.
The Times reports that Treasury officials are in discussions with companies about how to ensure that new fields will still be developed.
The industry has warned that tax revenues will go down and the UK will be increasingly dependent on imported fuel. The French energy company Total said the Treasury was considering offering exemptions from the tax to gas producers because on the lower profits made on gas, The Times said.
HMRC is continuing to ramp up the number of raids on premises it carries out as part of criminal investigations, searching 761 properties in the last year
Lord Howard Leigh of Hurley discusses the government’s initiatives to mitigate tax avoidance and evasion
Top 50+50: Demand for tax advisory services remains high, but fee pressure is expected in relation to compliance services
The demand for tax advisory services remains high and this looks to continue; but fee pressure is expected in relation to compliance services as the “Making Tax Digital” initiative is rolled out,
While some resistance to change is to be expected, the degree of controversy surrounding HMRC's Making Tax Digital proposals has surprised the government