Blogs

  • Come In, Cloudbase UK

    07/06/2018

    It occurred to me recently that the runway base among the clouds in Boomer favourite ‘Captain Scarlet’ (apologies to our Millennial readers) might solve the issue of Heathrow expansion or even the…

  • Tax: What to expect (or not) in 2018

    31/01/2018

    “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future”. Like its predecessor, 2017 demonstrated the truth of this observation by a Danish physicist. Tax is allegedly one of the few certainties…

  • Turbulence ahead – quarterly tax update

    26/07/2017

    In my March blog, ‘Budgeting for Uncertainty’ I outlined some areas, both in specific technical areas and the wider environment, in which clarity was sought. Hard to imagine then the surprise general election (generating another period of HMRC ‘purdah’) and the perhaps greater surprise of the outcome. Clarity and stability, therefore, still command a premium.

  • Indirect Tax – Reflections on the Autumn Statement

    30/11/2016

    Not since the Autumn Statement replaced the Pre-Budget Report in 2010 has the UK’s second fiscal event taken place against a backdrop of greater uncertainty. With the twin unknowns of a Trump…