Capital Gains Tax

The Future of Capital Gains Tax

On 14 July the chancellor wrote a letter to the Office of Tax Simplification requesting it “undertake a review of capital gains tax”. Interestingly, there was no announcement of the letter on the Treasury website. The tone of the correspondence…
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Office of Tax Simplification to review CGT 

The Chancellor has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review of capital gains tax (CGT) and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains, in relation to individuals and smaller businesses. In his letter commissioning the review,…
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Capital Gains Tax overhaul ‘to raise £90bn’?

Bringing taxation on assets in line with the regime for income tax could raise £90bn over five years, according to a recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) which is calling for the removal of the capital…
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