Author Archive | Paula Veysey Smith

aircraft-thomas cook article

The Holiday Blues…

The collapse of Thomas Cook will leave many with the holiday blues. Founded in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook, the company organised railway outings for members of the local temperance movement.  Some 178 years later, it had grown to a global travel group, with annual sales of £9bn, 19 million customers a year and 22,000 […]

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Gove VAT article

VAT – Going, Going… Gove?

As the Conservative leadership contest heats up the major contenders have already made pledges on tax reforms; Boris raising the higher tax threshold to £80,000, Raab cutting basic rate of income tax from 20% to 15%, but perhaps the most interesting announcement came from Gove pledging to scrap VAT and replace it with a Sales […]

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