The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.
Some of the legislation to be implemented:
- expanding the business investment relief
- ending the permanency of non-dom status
- reforming tax rules on salary sacrifice schemes
- tax avoidance: a new penalty for those enabling the use of tax avoidance schemes and deterring those gaining an unfair tax advantage through transferring pensions abroad
- soft drinks levy: the levy will be used to invest in school sports and healthy living programmes.
The bill also contains measures on implementing Making Tax Digital. Eventually businesses, self-employed people and landlords will need to update HMRC quarterly through digital software.
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