Tax avoidance and tax evasion: what’s the difference?

It seems that not a week goes by without some tax furore hitting the headlines. Most recently, the spotlight has been thrust on the much-loved celebrity and general do-gooder, Gary Barlow of Take That fame, but for all the wrong reasons. With the enduring controversy over multinational corporations like Amazon, Starbucks and Google dodging taxes,…

Does self-employment mask deeper problems within the UK job market?

The debate on self-employment has reared its head once more. With the numbers of self-employed workers in the UK rapidly increasing, there has been much speculation over whether this increase should be attributed to a surge in entrepreneurialism or a dissatisfaction with and desperation over the availability of suitable jobs. The latest research from the…