School of Law

SOLM124 UK Tax Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

The module will provide an introduction to the UK system of taxation, both personal and business.  It will also allow students to gain an understanding of the key concepts of tax law from a UK perspective.  It will cover the basic principles of the taxation of individuals in the UK on their earnings, gains and wealth.  The rationale for various types of taxes will be explored, in particular the UK inheritance and capital gains taxes.  Much discussed issues such as tax avoidance, sin taxes and zero hour employment contracts will also be considered. The international perspective will be included and comparisons will be made with taxes in other jurisdictions.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Tax Law

Mode of Assessment

3.15 hour examination

Credits

30 Credits