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UK Autumn Budget 2017

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View Deloitte's comments on the measures the Chancellor announced in his Autumn Budget.

Is AI the answer to UK’s productivity problem?
With the OBR downgrading the outlook for UK productivity, the Chancellor is hoping improving digital and construction skills will provide a much-needed boost.

Non-residents to pay capital gains tax
Adam Jobson, tax partner at Deloitte, comments on the Chancellor’s announcement of a consultation on the introduction of capital gains tax (CGT) on direct and indirect disposals of UK immovable property by non-residents.

Small impact on Exchequer but significant changes lurking beneath surface
The announcements have a small impact on the Exchequer, with changes averaging less than £2 billion on tax receipts of over £725 billion. However, there are significant changes lurking beneath the surface.

Additional measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance
Patricia Mock, tax director at Deloitte, comments on the various additional measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance announced today in the Autumn Budget.

Good to see devolution still on the agenda
Sir Howard Bernstein, strategic advisor to Deloitte, comments on the local growth and devolution measures in today’s Autumn Budget.

Important measures for public sector efficiency
The Chancellor has eased up on the pace of austerity. We know from our own research that support for spending reductions has continued to fall, while clamour for increased spending has grown.

Government encourages change on taxation of digital economy
International tax partner at Deloitte, Alison Lobb, comments on the position paper publuished today on the challenges of corporate taxation of the digital economy.

The Government paves the way for driverless cars
Simon Dixon, Global Transportation Lead at Deloitte, comments on how the autumn budget will affect the driverless cars agenda.

Extension of online marketplaces’ liability for VAT
Provisions announced in Budget 2016 to make online marketplaces jointly and severally liable for VAT, are to be strengthened in three respects.

Tax relief to be provided when employees charge their private electric vehicles at work
Mark Groom, tax partner at Deloitte, comments on proposals to extend tax relief to employees charging up private electric vehicles at work.

Chancellor gives taxpayer up to £340 income boost from April 2018
Patricia Mock, tax director at Deloitte, comments on today’s Autumn Budget.

A discussion paper to determine employment status
Mark Groom, tax partner at Deloitte, comments on the government’s proposal to publish a discussion paper to explore how employment status is determined for both employment law and tax purposes in the future.

Doubling of EIS relief welcome but still too complex for small businesses
Bill Dodwell, head of tax policy at Deloitte welcomes doubling of EIS relief but still too complex for small businesses.

Slower growth limits room for manoeuvre
Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, comments on the Autumn Budget.

London to benefit from £5.5bn business rate income
James Thompson, director in Business Rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the Business rates retention for Greater London in the Autumn Budget.

Announcements will boost market for North Sea oil and gas assets
Roman Webber, UK Oil & Gas Tax Leader at Deloitte, comments on the Chancellor’s proposals for the UK oil & gas industry.

Hammond signals change with 5G upgrade for Gigabit Britain
Paul Lee, head of telecommunications research at Deloitte, comments on the 5G upgrade due for Britain.

Sun shines for first-time buyers as Chancellor announces stamp duty holiday
Joint purchases with the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will not benefit from the reduction

Wider tax relief for investment on intangible assets would be welcome
We’re pleased to see a consultation announced on wider tax relief for investment in intangible assets.

Private sector may become liable for PAYE and NI in relation to workers they engage through Personal Service
Mark Groom, tax partner at Deloitte, comments on the government’s proposal to consult on making private sector engagers liable for PAYE and NI due by Personal Service Companies (PSCs).

4,000 more companies to become VAT registered each year as Chancellor freezes threshold
Daniel Lyons, indirect tax partner, comments on VAT registrations as part of this years Autumn budget.

A step in the right direction for staircase tax?
Gerry Biddle, director of Business Rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on changes to the staircase tax.

RPI to CPI business rate relief
Gerry Biddle, director of Business Rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the RPI to CPI business rate relief.

Autumn Budget 2017: Deloitte's tax preview and economic outlook
Ahead of next week’s Autumn Budget Deloitte’s tax experts and chief economist consider potential announcements and the fiscal outlook.

Autumn Budget 2017: Deloitte public sector and economics predictions
Ahead of the Autumn Budget on 22 November, Deloitte’s public sector and economics teams set out their thoughts on the outlook for public services, the economy, social care, local government and infrastructure.

Tax changes taking effect from 6 April 2018
Ahead of the Autumn Budget here’s a reminder of some of the tax changes we already know are taking effect from 6 April 2018.

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