Tag: tax

Around the World in 80 Taxes

Taxes in this world differ a lot. That’s why Google and Facebook base their European operations in Dublin, why Russian Oligarchs form shell companies in the Cayman Islands, and why the extent and quality of public services vary between countries. Looking at total tax revenues per GDP (otherwise known as tax burden), OECD countries have… Read more »

7 Weird & Wonderful Tax Facts

I was going to start this blog with a quip about how tax isn’t a popular topic, but a quick search on Google Trends shows that it ranks as highly as ‘holidays’, and above ‘shoes’, ‘music’ and ‘tennis’ for search interest! So tax is actually quite a popular topic. Well, since everyone’s clearly so interested… Read more »

The HB view on the Spring Statement

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement was delivered yesterday against a backdrop of rising inflation and fuel costs. This was always going to be a tough one for Rishi Sunak, who last year had the (now seemingly less) tough task of delivering a budget a year in to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our clients are always keen to… Read more »