Weekly tax brief | 22 May 2018

Perceptions of tax avoidance and evasion are out of step with reality
Andrew Hubbard
Businesses perceive tax avoidance to be more common than tax evasion, but that’s not what the evidence shows; so, are businesses just believing the increasing rhetoric from HMRC about avoidance? And will this impact views on the prevalence of evasion?

IR35 shake-up continues as the focus shifts to the private sector
David Williams-Richardson
Buoyed by the success of the recent public sector IR35 reforms, HMRC has turned its attention to the private sector with controversial proposals for reforming the tax rules for those working for private sector businesses through intermediaries such as personal service companies (PSCs). Change seems inevitable and businesses should not underestimate the time that would be needed to get ready for the change as and when it comes.

The realities of tax devolution – the Welsh edition
Alex Foster
The UK tax landscape continues to fragment as tax devolution takes hold. The focus has been on Scotland, and we’ve discussed this at length in Tax Brief, but what about the key tax changes in Wales?

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