Tax

Online tax: UKHospitality and the BBPA welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget announcement of a digital tax

AUTUMN BUDGET 2018

Digital tax welcome news to industry

By Emily Hawkins

Industry chiefs have welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of a new digital tax on UK revenues of large technology companies.

High street 'bloodbath': a worst-case scenario predicts the loss of up to 625,000 jobs if business tax isn't sorted

Budget puts 625,000 hospitality jobs at risk

By Nicholas Robinson

More than half-a-million hospitality jobs will be at risk if the Government doesn’t take urgent action on business taxation, UKHospitality has cautioned.

Plastic policy: a Treasury consultation found strong public support to reduce wasteful plastics

Government moves forward with plastic tax

By Emily Hawkins

The Government will move forward with suggestions to use taxes to reduce wasteful single-use plastics, after a Treasury consultation found strong public support.

Digital businesses: There has been trade support for a Government suggestion that firms like Amazon could face a new tax

Support for tax on digital businesses

By Emily Hawkins

Trade organisation UKHospitality has said it hopes the Government will follow through on its suggestion that it might introduce a tax on digital businesses.

On the up: JDW chair Tim Martin hailed the rise in sales

JDW tax drop provides significant sales boost

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw like-for-like volume sales rise by 17% on Tax Equality Day, a day when the pubco dropped its prices by 7.5% to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction in the trade.