osborne Articles

Brexit and Budget 2016: how motorists may be affected
marketing | 8 March 2016
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With Mr Osborne set to deliver his 2016 Budget in less than a fortnight’s time and with debate roaring over Brexit, what are the possible implications for contractors and other business drivers?

In February, the BVRLA – the trade body for the car leasing industry – claimed that since 2010 the government’s company car taxation policies have exposed road users and indeed society as a whole to dirtier, more dangerous vehicles. Gerry Keaney, the BVRLA’s Chief Executive, labelled Mr Osborne’s “series of tax increases as both unfair and unsignposted”, pointing to 30,000 fewer employees who have chosen company car packages over the last five years.

Summer Budget 2015: Three reasons PSC contractors should be cheerful
marketing | 27 July 2015
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Several weeks on, the contracting and freelancing sector has had time to digest George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer Budget. In case you missed it, the chancellor had several nasty surprises up his sleeve on 8th July as he delivered the first all-Conservative Budget since November 1996. In what was described by industry commentators as a four-pronged attack on limited company contractors, the MP for Tatton announced that: 

  • A new tax on dividends would be introduced, with a view to tackling “tax-motivated incorporation”
Direct Recovery Debt
marketing | 3 August 2015
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Amid controversy over the Summer Budget four-pronged attack on the contracting sector, a separate and potentially troublesome government crackdown has gone relatively unnoticed.