The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK part 2

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK part 2

It all began in 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered a change of calendar from the Julian (named after Julius Caesar), which had been in use since 42 BC to the Gregorian. The Julian calendar, which consisted of eleven months of 30 or 31 days and a 28-day...
The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK (part 1)

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK (part 1)

On 9 January 1799, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced a desperate and widely abhorred measure to help cover the cost of his country’s wars with France. As part of his government’s fiscal policy, Pitt introduced a direct tax on his citizen’s...
Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country...
Hospitality VAT Rate Change

Hospitality VAT Rate Change

On 8 July 2020 the government announced it would introduce a temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions. The reduced rate was intended to help hospitality and hotel...
New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

Pictured: Neil Whittingham and Scott Lees Wigan based accountancy and business advisory firm NR Barton has appointed former top ten tax advisor Scott Lees to head up its tax offering. Scott, a former Tax Manager at Azets (formerly CLB Coopers) in Bolton, specialises...