Tax pledges fraught with political hazards

Commitments limit options for chancellors seeking revenue

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons' public accounts committee
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MPs call for big cut in use of tax relief

System is too complex and aids cheats, says Commons committee

What the Budget means for your wealth

A full round-up, from second-hand annuities to new Isas

Stamp duty receipts fall after reforms

Tax on home purchases down 12% year on year

Chart that tells a story — income tax

Overall income tax rates have fallen for all but the few

Budget boost for social impact investments

‘Social VCTs’ promise new option for tax-efficient investors

Income tax fillip for all except middle earners

Changes are offset by moves into higher rate tax

Death of the self-assessment return

Launch of digital accounts

Tax-free allowance for savers

Proposal undermines the attraction of cash Isas

NI boost for the self-employed

Modest giveaway of £143 a year

Experts react to chancellor’s speech

Comment on tax, pensions and savings

Measures to woo savers

More flexibility for Isas and additional tax breaks

Minimum wage value remains below peak

Increase to £6.70 an hour beats inflation

Solicitors criticise tax avoidance plans

Law Society says new powers are unnecessary

Coalition under fire over tax ‘weaknesses’

Think-tank points to ‘unwelcome distortions’ in revenue system

Tax scheme investors face redress dilemma

Calls for ‘avoiders’ to pursue legal claims

Isas 2015: Keeping it in the family

From next month you can pass on your savings

Big tax loss feared without freelance clamp

HMRC vows to defend IR35 rules as critics attack compliance costs

Clampdown on tax avoidance promoters

Public disclosure rules designed to punish avoiders

Warnings over threats to ‘non-dom’ regime

Contribution of overseas residents is difficult to quantify


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