Taxpayers and the Government
Taxes

HMRC seeks new access to taxpayers’ bank accounts

HM Revenue & Customs is seeking new powers that will allow it to obtain information about taxpayers from any business or organisation without seeking approval from the tax tribunal. The proposals, set out in a government consultation launched this week, would allow HMRC to submit information requests directly to financial institutions, accountants, lawyers, estate agents […]

Indonesia
Business

Indonesia’s government debt ahead of 2019 presidential election: a real economic concern?

The increasing level of Indonesia’s government debt has become a hot topic ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The central government debt has increased by about 48% since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo came to office in 2014, or almost double that of the previous administration. The opposition leader, Prabowo Subianto, who will once again challenge […]