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The European Commission, of course, doesn’t get what the fuss is about, but some countries that are meant to participate in the much-criticised EU financial transaction tax now seem to be going very cold on the idea. Or at least on the way the tax is d…

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It has just been announced that at midnight last night the UK government submitted a challenge against the financial transaction tax to the European Court of Justice. The ground being that it impacts (taxes) firms and individuals located in the UK outs…

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The FTT: Who will pay?The European Commission has now tabled its proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) applying to the eleven EU states who so far have said they’re willing to go ahead. Arguably, the proposal throws up more questions than answ…

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As is traditional, a leaked copy of the next EU Summit Conclusions has already been making its way around the media long before the summit has even commenced (due on 17-18 October).As it is still an early draft, little can be drawn from these ‘con…

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