THE TREASURY is reported this morning to have been in talks with advertising and maketing giant WPP about returning its tax base to the UK.
The Daily Telegraph claims that disucussions have been under way for six months and centre on a reformed ‘controlled foreign companies’ (CFC) regime that would make it more attractive for WPP to be back in Britain.
WPP controversially moved its tax base to Ireland in late 2008 amid growing criticism of the UK’s corporate tax regime.
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce changes to the CFC regime in his Budget on Wednesday.
The CFC regime is designed to block tax avoidance using overseas companies located in tax havens.
The application of robotics in finance functions is moving faster than predicted. Although, companies are cautious in how they are applying artificial intelligence to ensure results first, many are stepping up their investigations
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has defended the decision to order technology giant Apple to pay €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to the Irish government
Carillion has announced the appointment of a new finance director as it reported a rise in first half profits and sales led by strong growth in its support services business
The UK inflation rate hit its highest level in almost two years in July, suggesting that the sharp fall in sterling following the UK referendum to leave the European Union is forcing prices up