Talking Tax podcast series

Join our new podcast series for a discussion on the big issues for UK tax and fiscal policy that everyone should debate.

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Episode 6: The last Chancellor's Budget before Brexit - what will we see?

19/10/2018

The Chancellor has a called an early Autumn Budget this year, in theory the last one before Brexit. What new measures and changes might we see? Stella Amiss, Tax Partner discusses with Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations and Iain McCluskey, Tax Partner.

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Previous episodes

Episode 5: Why are we talking about hypothecated taxes?

30/08/2018

It’s not a new concept, but tax hypothecation is back under the spotlight. Most recently it’s been discussed to address the challenge of funding the rising demand on health and social care services in the UK. How can you understand the benefits and drawbacks? Are there ways in which it might be an useful addition to the Chancellor’s tool box? Listen to Tax Partner, Barry Murphy, Stella Amiss, Head of Tax Policy and Caroline Macfarland, Director at Common Vision (CoVi) discuss and explore some of the findings of the PwC sponsored CoVi report on hypothecated taxes.

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Episode 4: US Tax Reform - Why it's a big deal?

18/03/2018

One of the biggest tax stories of recent months has been the sweeping changes being made to the US tax system. It's clear that when the world's biggest economy makes significant tax changes, it's a big deal worldwide, the effects are far-reaching and could affect all of us. What are the implications for policy makers, and what should businesses be aware of?  Tax Partner, Barry Murphy, explores in conversation with Tom Pattern, US Tax Partner and Will Morris, our Deputy Global Tax Policy Leader.

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Episode 3: How do you tax digital business?

21/12/2017

How do you tax digital business?  Headlines are bound by whether enough tax is raised from big digital businesses. Yet surely the growth of online business is a boom for the economy; generating wages and profits that are taxed. If not enough tax is being collected, are tax rules being circumvented or are they not fit for purpose? Is the situation going to get worse as the digital economy grows further? Barry Murphy, Partner at PwC discusses with Roxanne Morison, Senior Policy Adviser on digital at the CBI, and Alenka Turnsek, Tax Partner at PwC.

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Episode 2: Are tax rises inevitable this Autumn Budget?

15/11/2017

There’s a lot of noise building around the challenging conditions for the Chancellor. On the one hand there’s growing pressure for more spending on public services and on the other the need to cut borrowing and debt. Will the Autumn Budget be one of giveaways or take-aways? Barry Murphy, Partner at PwC discusses with Stella Amiss, Head of Tax Policy and Anna Wallace, Head of Political Relations at PwC. 

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Episode 1: Is it possible to have a sensible debate on tax?

24/10/2017

Join this podcast where our host Barry Murphy, Partner at PwC, is joined by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government, and Kevin Nicholson, Head of Tax at PwC UK, to discuss whether it's possible to get people engaged with tax to have a proper debate about tax policy.

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