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Coronavirus and the public sector

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is driving major changes in the public sector and dramatically affecting public finances. Find out more about what is happening and how it may affect you.

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New tax measures for 2022

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Angela Clegg outlines changes scheduled for April 2022 involving uncertain tax treatments, plastic packaging tax, residential property developer tax, MTD for VAT, trading licences, QAHCs, reliefs for the creative sector, tonnage tax, and national insurance.

Creative sector tax reliefs

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Graham Steele and Will Simpson take a deeper look at the Autumn Budget changes and outline how creative organisations can benefit.

Chart of the week: Government borrowing rates


Our first chart of 2022 highlights how the cost of government borrowing remains extremely low for most of the 21 largest economies in the world, despite the huge expansion in public debt driven by the pandemic.

The tax system in review


The impact of COVID-19 continues to cast a shadow over the UK tax system, says Head of Tax Faculty Frank Haskew as he takes a look back at the previous year and predicts what is in store for the months ahead.

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Government Response – Global landscape

Government Stimulus tracker created by KPMG providing an overview of government measures and economic aid packages around the world in response to COVID-19. Summaries are given for each country or jurisdiction with general information, tax measures, economic stimulus measures, employment-related measures, customs measures, and other aid.

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