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Carrier bag tax - till operators will have to become tax experts

David Wilson and Andrew Hubbard
at Baker Tilly

From 5 October, England will, like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, charge 5p for the use of plastic carrier bags. Although exempt from VAT...

Fracking planning process: "Simply telling everyone to hurry up may prove counterproductive"

Professor Michael Bradshaw
at Warwick Business School

The fundamental challenge is that benefits such as improved energy security through reduced import dependence and the associated improvements in...

Mitigating VAT on energy-saving installations

Baker Tilly

David Wilson
VAT Associate Director at Baker Tilly

The government has announced it’s considering the implications of a recent European Court’s decision that the UK failed to comply with European...

The circular economy resolution - an opportunity we mustn't 'waste'

hilip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood.

Philip Simpson
Commercial Director at ReFood

European MEPs have passed a circular economy report calling for a greater increase in resource productivity. Alongside backing proposals to...

Anaerobic digestion: Power from food leftovers

Chris Jellett
Business Development Manager at Severn Trent Water

If you have ever eaten at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, there is every chance your leftovers – potato peelings and more –...

Regulation not a long term solution to solving issues in Britain’s energy markets

Mike Waterson, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

Mike Waterson
Professor of Economics at University of Warwick

Mike Waterson, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and an expert on competition policy, on the Competition and Market Authority’s...

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