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UK Taxation: a simplified guide for students

Finance Act 2020 edition

UK Taxation for Students  is a completely self-contained text (including at the front of the book all the various allowances, tax rates etc. that a student may need).


Fully updated for Finance Act 2020, including new capital allowance rules and emergency measures introduced as a result of COVID-19. This book can be used either on its own or in conjunction with other texts. It is, however, completely self-contained.

This book is written in a user-friendly manner. It includes over 180 worked examples plus true and false quizzes and a further 101 questions for readers. Complex jargon is avoided. Simple English is used. This book also assumes absolutely no prior knowledge about UK taxation. This book covers the five main UK taxes, namely, income tax (paid by individuals), capital gains tax (paid by individuals), corporation tax (paid by companies), value added tax (levied on consumers by businesses) and inheritance tax (normally payable on the death of an individual). National Insurance Contributions are also included.

Although this book is primarily aimed at students studying at undergraduate level, these are the taxes which typically form the core of the syllabuses for most of the UK’s professional examinations in taxation such as those of the ACCA, AAT and perhaps for AAT.

Model answers to Appendix 2 available from

Taxation of Small Businesses 2020/2021

The Taxation of Small Businesses 2020-21 is a practical guide to all aspects of direct taxation of small businesses in one volume. It is ideal for sole practitioners and small partnerships, but will be a handy reference guide for all tax advisers. The book aims to give a clear explanation of the relevant legislation and practical advice on ways of minimising clients’ tax liabilities and warning against common pitfalls.

The thirteenth edition has been updated to incorporate changes as a result of the Finance Act 2020.  It includes the emergency COVID-19 pandemic measures.

Introduction to European Tax Law on Direct Taxation

Sixth edition

This handbook is a concise guide for all those who aim at obtaining a basic knowledge of European tax law. Designed for students, it should be useful as well for experienced international tax specialists with little knowledge of European law, European law specialists who are reluctant to approach the technicalities of direct taxation and non-Europeans who deal with Europe for business or academic reasons and need to understand the foundations of European tax law. The authors also consider that this book can be useful to academics without a legal background in order to approach the technical issues raised by European Union tax law. During the past two years the growing role of state aids and EU fundamental rights have confirmed the trend that steers them towards having an equivalent impact on direct taxation as compared to the one traditionally had by fundamental freedoms. This edition contains selected relevant information available as of 30 June 2020.