Search for HM Revenue & Customs and
    1. July 27, 2016

      HMRC warned against understaffing tax helplines

      MPs have warned the UK tax authority not to risk a “collapse in customer service” by understaffing its phone lines amid...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Homeowners’ £18bn-a-year tax relief comes under fire

      A tax break used by millions of homeowners provides “scope for widescale abuse to go undetected”, according to the...

    Special Reports

    1. Innovative Lawyers

      Since 2006 this report has weighed and ranked a profession in a period of transformati...
    2. The Future of Retirement

      Many savers are using new pension freedoms to set up businesses. Is a new generation o...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. July 20, 2016

      HMRC allows four months’ grace on ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes

      HM Revenue & Customs has extended the period for wealthy investors to access relief on investment gains from “disguised...

    2. July 17, 2016

      HMRC ‘worst-case’ liabilities rise to £55bn

      The UK tax authority would have to pay up to £55bn in refunds if it lost all the legal battles it is fighting with...

    3. June 7, 2016

      Revenues plummet after car tax discs scrapped

      The amount of vehicle tax collected in the UK fell by more than £200m in the six months after the tax disc was...

    4. June 3, 2016

      Four found guilty of film investment ‘scam’

      Four men have been found guilty of operating a fraudulent film investment scheme that was used to claim £100m of tax...

    5. May 25, 2016

      Taxman job cuts cost helpline users time and money, says watchdog

      For every £1 HM Revenue & Customs has saved since it implemented deep cuts to staff, callers to the tax agency have...

    6. May 24, 2016

      HMRC breaks stamp duty record as property sales soar

      Stamp duty receipts hit a record high in March as buy-to-let landlords rushed to buy before tax changes in April levied...

    7. May 22, 2016

      Surge in adult colouring book sales attracts tax man

      The surge in the sale of colouring books for adults has drawn the attention of the UK tax authority. Publishers and...

    8. May 20, 2016

      Blencathra, Lake District mountain, fails to sell

      One of the biggest properties to come on to the UK market in recent years, Blencathra, a mountain in the Lake District,...

    9. May 6, 2016

      Taxman targets salaries worth weight in gold

      Companies must stop paying staff in gold bars as a way of avoiding tax, Revenue & Customs warned on Friday. HMRC said a...

    10. May 6, 2016

      Tighter pension rules boost EIS inflows

      Wealthy investors hit by limits on how much they can save into their pensions have boosted funds flowing into...

    11. May 4, 2016

      Sportech wins latest round of ‘Spot the Ball’ tax battle

      The company that runs the football pools is hoping to enjoy a multimillion payout of its own after scoring a...

    12. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Sportech scores in Spot the Ball VAT row

      Is it finally over? A long-running battle between the UK taxman and betting minnow Sportech over VAT paid on a game...

    13. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Countrywide warns of Q2 Brexit slowdown for property market

      Countrywide, the UK’s largest listed estate agency, has become the latest company to highlight the negative impact of...

    14. April 22, 2016

      Tax schemes film saga creates villains and victims

      Another week, another victory in court for the taxman — and one that leaves investors in contested film schemes facing...

    15. April 19, 2016

      UK insurer Prudential closer to £100m refund in marathon tax case

      Prudential came a step closer to securing a tax refund of more than £100m on Tuesday in the latest round of the UK...

    16. April 19, 2016

      Transparency over tax is not the answer to evasion

      The Panama Papers have provoked yet more soul searching about tax avoidance. So over the weekend I read the guidance on...

    17. April 15, 2016

      Kensington tax bills breach £50,000 a year

      Income tax paid by residents of the UK’s wealthiest constituency hit a record high in 2013-14, the year the top rate...

    18. April 13, 2016

      HMRC prosecutions unlikely after Panama Papers leak

      The Panama Papers may succeed in embarrassing individuals linked to offshore financial centres, but popular demands for...

    19. April 12, 2016

      Tax battle over film scheme set for Supreme Court

      Britain’s highest court is set to consider a multimillion-pound legal case brought by investors who are battling HM...

    20. April 11, 2016

      Woolly notions of ‘fairness’ are no way to run a tax system

      British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by...

    21. April 11, 2016

      Only 25% of tax collectors have confidence in HMRC

      Only a quarter of tax collectors believe that HM Revenue & Customs is “managed well”, according to an internal survey...

    22. April 8, 2016

      Beginner’s guide to Blairmore and the problem with offshore investment

      When David Cameron provided details about the Blairmore fund, he was careful to explain it was not a family trust. “It...

    23. April 4, 2016

      National insurance figures set to inflame Brexit

      Official figures showing the true extent of immigration from the EU are to be published just weeks before the UK holds...

    24. March 18, 2016

      Budget: Crackdown on ‘disguised remuneration schemes’

      Beneficiaries of loans designed to shield billions of pounds from income tax were singled out for special scrutiny in...

    25. March 16, 2016

      Overseas online retailers face crackdown

      New powers to tackle value added tax fraud by overseas online retailers formed the centrepiece of a multibillion-pound...

    26. March 15, 2016

      Pension firm to compensate savers for lost tax break

      A UK pension provider is to compensate low-paid customers for hundreds of pounds in tax relief they are missing out on...

    27. March 12, 2016

      Child Trust Funds worth £600m ‘lost’ by parents

      Nearly a million UK children could have money locked away in a government savings scheme that they and their parents...

    28. March 11, 2016

      Sajid Javid under pressure to reveal more on banker bonus scheme

      Sajid Javid is under pressure to reveal whether he took part in a controversial tax-avoiding bonus scheme during his...

    29. March 9, 2016

      UBS and Deutsche avoided tax on bonuses, rules Supreme Court

      UBS and Deutsche Bank have lost a legal challenge brought by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to...

    30. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      HMRC wins bonus tax challenge against UBS and Deutsche Bank

      UBS and Deutsche Bank have lost a legal challenge brought by HM Revenue and Customs over two offshore schemes designed...

    31. March 7, 2016

      Stagecoach loses £11m tax avoidance case

      Stagecoach has lost a £11m legal battle over a scheme that HM Revenue & Customs described as “clear tax avoidance”. A...

    32. March 4, 2016

      Q&A: Facebook’s revised UK tax structure

      Facebook has opted to book sales from its largest advertisers in the UK rather than Ireland. The tech company said the...

    33. March 4, 2016

      Londoners drive rise in income tax take

      High earners and landlords in London and south-east England have driven most of the recovery in UK income tax paid...

    34. March 1, 2016

      UK slashes cost of registering a company to £10

      The cost of registering a business will fall to as little as £10 in April, cementing Britain’s appeal as a cut-price...

    35. February 28, 2016

      Revenue reaps extra £3.5bn VAT from small businesses

      HM Revenue & Customs booked £3.5bn of extra value added tax following probes into small and medium-sized businesses...

    36. February 26, 2016

      Bolton Wanderers: A cautionary tale for English football

      November 8, 2007 is a day Chris Mann will never forget: he was at the Allianz Arena as Bolton Wanderers celebrated a...

    37. February 24, 2016

      HMRC appoints two for top job

      The leadership of HM Revenue & Customs will be split between Edward Troup, its most senior tax official and Jon...

    38. February 24, 2016

      ‘Impossible to judge’ if Google paid enough tax, say MPs

      MPs have called for sweeping reforms to taxpayer confidentiality, saying it was “impossible to judge” whether...

    Search for HM Revenue & Customs and