Warrington Borough Council has taken a 33% stake in Redwood Bank, a challenger bank that this week received its licence to operate from regulators. Danny Mather describes the rationale for this innovative[…]
Part of the solution to the financial viability of schemes is how they are legally structured and how taxes, particularly stamp duty land tax (SDLT) and corporation tax, apply.
As we start the new financial year it is obvious that things are not likely to get any easier for section 151 officers. Although it will be much more of the[…]
Councils can find it difficult to grasp risk management. Graham Liddell argues its time for local authorities to undertake an honest appraisal of their management processes. Why do local authorities so often get[…]
Auditors might appear to be upping their action against struggling local authorities, but Stephen Sheen argues there’s little incentive to do anything beyond writing to suggest a council puts its financial[…]
I suppose that most people would regard the 2017 and last ever spring budget to be a little bland. It confirms the decisions already taken about indexation of tax[…]
The article last week on Room 151 by Chris Game of INLOGOV about Section 24 authorities is a gripping one. I have been most interested in the last 12 months[…]
HMRC’s approach to IR35 and interim managers may be aimed at resolving a tax disparity but Stephen Fitzgerald argues it ignores market economics. IR35, the strangely named tax rule now[…]