Tag Archive for Tax

The Panama Papers Tell Us Nothing and We Have No Solutions

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What exactly do the Panama Papers tell us? Nothing, absolutely nothing. There is nothing surprising in the Panama Papers at all. The Guardian have made a good job of the whole shock horror, class war, what about the poor millenials thing, but ultimately there is very little to say. Is anyone surprised that wealthy people…

Beware Outlawing the IT Contractor Mr Osborne

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It seems Mr Osborne’s attack on contractors continues apace… In the last 12 months or so we’ve had VAT Moss, the Dividend Tax and the proposed but defeated 1 month IR35 rule. One suspects Mr Osborne really doesn’t like contractors and now we’re going to have to watch the budget, once again, very closely… George…

Tackling the cost of living – is UKIP getting it right?

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This is about the Institute of Economic Affairs event at the Ukip conference, the speakers were: Tim Aker MEP, Head of UKIP’s Policy Unit Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA (Chair) Tim Montgomerie, Columnist, The Times Patrick O’Flynn MEP, UKIP Economic Spokesman Christopher Snowdon, Director of Lifestyle Economics, IEA Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Financial Affairs Spokesman With the…

Bitcoin: a protocol for the distributed maintenance of a ledger?

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When I finally found my way to Brian Micklethwait’s Pimlico pad on Friday evening I was in for a few surprises. The biggest visual surprise was Brian’s amazing collection of books and CD’s. The amount knowledge there, in one home, is staggering. I enjoyed running my eyes over the titles and trying to notice whole…

Gauke’s outrageous arrogance

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It seems that Joey Jones is perhaps the most sensible (and liberal) member of the political-media elite today. You all know what he was talking about, but before watching the video of him, read what was actually said by Mr Gauke. Guido has the quote: Legitimate use of reliefs, for example taking out a tax-free…