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Archive for Graham Purvis

Plastic Not-So-Fantastic; Why Higher Taxes Could Be Coming And What You Can Do To Pre-Empt Them

Due in part to the disturbing images and facts broadcast to millions of viewers in the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, the use of plastic has come to the forefront of the public consciousness.

With EU legislation being proposed, and with pressure on the government to reduce the amount of plastic polluting the environment, Phillip Hammond has called for views on how some taxes could help to achieve this. Here we will look at what these taxes could look like, and how you can act now to protect and prepare your business.

The ultimate goal of the potential future plastic taxes is to effect a change in the approach to plastics and to reduce their impact on the environment. With this in mind, it is possible to surmise what these taxes might be.

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UK Tax: Get Up To Speed With The New Corporate Criminal Offences Legislation

As of the end of September 2017 the government’s new Corporate Criminal Offences legislation has been in effect. Adding responsibilities with regards to facilitating tax evasion, it is important that all businesses are aware of what their responsibilities are, and how far-reaching the legislation is.

As stated in the introduction to the official government guidance, ‘The Government believes that relevant bodies should be criminally liable where they fail to prevent those who act for, or on their behalf from criminally facilitating tax evasion.’ The legislation aims to make it easier to link businesses facilitating tax evasion to the associated persons committing the actual offences. Read more