Tom Aston, financial services tax partner at KPMG, said: “The bank levy increase will be painful for global banks who have their headquarters in the UK. It will be a case of one step forward two steps back for banks who are trying to deliver cost cutting commitments. It is disappointing given that the tougher rules on banks using tax losses announced in the Autumn Statement were supposed to be in place of a higher bank levy.”
Simon Chan, KPMG Corporate Communications
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