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Autumn Statement 2016

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The Autumn Statement delivered by the new chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is the first substantial financial statement made by the government since the BREXIT referendum result in June. Naturally the referendum and its consequences featured heavily in the announcements, but it is still...

Monday Blog: The Summer of Big Numbers

And what a summer it has been. It was the summer of the ‘big numbers’. There was €13 billion in claimed back tax from Apple. There was an undisclosed large sum of money possibly running into billions in relation to vulture fund tax avoidance planning (referred to as ‘Section 110’ tax). The ultimate...
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Presentation to Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Tom McDonnell appeared before the Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight on the 6th of September 2016. In his opening statement on the Economic and Fiscal Position in the Context of Budget 2017 he discussed the fiscal space and identified priorities for inclusive growth in Budget 2017. These...

Monday Blog: More myth busting

Notwithstanding the highly significant events of recent days and the fall out from the recent UK referendum on EU membership this week’s Monday Blog is focussed on personal taxation trends over time in the Republic of Ireland. (Attention will be given to the implications of UK exit from the EU in...