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Employment essentials - AugustSeptember 2016's top 5
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published the consultation paper 'Closing the Public Sector Pay Gap' on extending the plans for


2011 federal Budget recap
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 23 2011

In his speech to Parliament on March 22, 2011, the Minister of Finance emphasized the need for a stable government, while delivering a plethora of targeted tax incentives for families.


An early Christmas gift for multinational companies
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • December 15 2010

Multinational companies are facing increased scrutiny of their international transactions, particularly those with related parties, by governments around the world.


Restricting pensions tax relief - the new regime from 6 April 2011
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

Tax privileged pension saving is being reformed to restrict relief.


Bring on the HST
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • June 9 2010

Effective July 1, 2010, British Columbia and Ontario will replace their provincial sales taxes and the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) with a single Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).


Budget 2010: leading the way on jobs and growth
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 4 2010

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today tabled a budget plan that builds on Canada's economic recovery with action to create jobs and growth, sustains our nation's economic advantages and includes a disciplined plan to return to balanced budgets.


Budget 2009 - restricting tax relief for pension contributions watch out just who it will catch
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has introduced a new measure to restrict tax relief for pension savers earning over £150,000 per year to the basic rate of tax of 20.


Tax considerations in the trading of carbon credits (Article 1 of 2)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 22 2009

This article is the first in a series of two articles in which we will address certain tax considerations related to the trading of carbon credits which we have split into two defined categories set out below.


IP in the UK budget
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2009

A first glance through the Budget - and the 222 pages of notes produced by the Treasury - didn't look promising.


Quebec proposals for a more aggressive fight against aggressive tax planning schemes
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 5 2009

In the past few years, the objectives of identifying and putting an end to aggressive tax planning schemes have weighed heavily on the minds of tax authorities around the world.