What you need to know about Britain’s "Digital Services Tax"

What you need to know about Britain’s

Hammond said that, as the United Kingdom evolves for a digital age, "so too must our tax system to ensure it remains fair and robust".

The rise of online shopping has been a major focus for critics of the existing tax system in recent months, with the likes of Tesco boss Dave Lewis calling for a level playing field between online and bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Revealing the tax in Parliament, Hammond said that it will be, "carefully created to ensure it is established tech giants - rather than our tech start-ups - that shoulder the burden of this new tax".

Amazon shares were down more than 5 percent Monday.

The levy, which is scheduled to go into effect in 2020, will apply to companies that record a profit and generate at least 500 million British pounds, or about $640 million, in global annual revenue.

On a narrow definition, Mr Hammond's package could be seen as an "end to austerity, said Mr Johnson".

By 2022, the Treasury has estimated up to £400 million could be generated by the Digital Services tax. This "Google tax" will come into effect in April 2020 and like the regulation introduced within the gaming industry is created to profit from the shift to online commerce.

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Philip Hammond has taken a "gamble" with the public finances which could lead to higher borrowing and debt in coming years, a respected economic thinktank has said. Critics have claimed the change benefits the wealthy more than the worse-off.

Theresa May has insisted austerity is ending after Jeremy Corbyn claimed public services will suffer hardship for years to come following the Budget.

BIFA places a great importance on what is to happen in light of Brexit: "Notwithstanding any of the above", said Keen, "BIFA is concerned by Chancellor Phillip Hammond's assertion that the spending commitments outlined in yesterday budget statement would not be affected in the event of a no-deal, hard Brexit".

A disorderly Brexit "could have severe short-term implications for the economy, the exchange rate, asset prices and the public finances", warned the Government's independent forecaster.

Police are warning they don't have the resources to fight crime; school principals are marching with demands to help children; and the military is concerned about its eroding ability to defend the nation.

Governments worldwide have started pushing for tech companies to contribute more to public coffers. We promised to do so and we have done it.' Experts had feared Mr Hammond would be forced to renege on his promise to increase income tax thresholds in a bid to cover the cost of the £20billion funding pledge to the NHS. If the negotiations collapse, a no-deal scenario would represent a "very big transition" in the way the economy operates.

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