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2017 UK Autumn Budget Highlights

This newsletter provides a summary of the key tax points from the 2017 Autumn Budget based on the documents released on 22nd November 2017. It is possible that changes will be made between now and the publication of the Finance Bill.We will keep you informed of any significant developments.

The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency tax conundrum

At the start of the year, one Bitcoin was worth just under $1,000, but the price has since peeked at nearly $8,000. Some other cryptocurrencies, of which there are now more than 1,200, have resulted in gains of a much higher magnitude for those investing in the currency’s initial coin offering (ICO).

Clock’s ticking on major changes to data laws – are you ready?

The way that businesses of all sizes deal with the data they hold is set to change profoundly in the next nine months when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

More tax transparency with offshore letters

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) wants to remind you of its interest in your offshore investments.

Dividends keep growing for 2017

UK companies paid out a record amount in dividends in the second quarter of this year.

New Finance Bill promised to catch discarded Budget provisions

The long-running saga of the final spring Budget and subsequent Finance Bills is one step nearer the end.

Last month saw the first suggestions that interest rates could increase soon

Latest inflation numbers show prices rising at their fastest rate for nearly four years

The May inflation data came as a surprise to many pundits. The expectation had been for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), to remain at April’s level of 2.7%. Instead, National Statistics revealed that annual inflation had reached 2.9% (3.7% on the Retail Prices Index yardstick).

Treasury cutting it fine for a summer Finance Bill

The general election left the future of many spring Budget announcements up in the air, but that situation may soon change.

Pros and Cons of Short-Term International Assignments

Written by: Shawn Siwek, Senior Manager, GTN West Central

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