ENERGY-INTENSIVE industries are expected to receive a £250m tax relief boost from the government.
The chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Tuesday is expected to outline tax relief for industries burdened by high costs from European Union emissions trading and the UK’s carbon limit plans, reports the Financial Times.
More than £200m in compensation will be paid out to heavy energy users, if the scheme is approved by the EU. Another £40m in costs will be picked up by the Treasury through increasing the rebate available to companies affected by the climate change levy from 65% to 90%.
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