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    1. August 28, 2015

      Dividend allowance criticised as a ‘stealth tax’

      A pledge to exempt investors from paying tax on £5,000 of dividend income each year is much less generous than...

    2. August 28, 2015

      UK individual savings account deposits swell £20bn in a year

      Individual savings accounts (Isas) have received a £20bn boost thanks to measures in last year’s Budget, as savers...

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    1. August 27, 2015

      Lawyers attack plans to charge taxpayers for HMRC challenges

      Plans to charge taxpayers for challenging decisions by HM Revenue & Customs have incurred the wrath of lawyers and...

    2. August 21, 2015

      No more soft touch for Britain’s big tax dodgers

      David Cameron and George Osborne regularly declare that their aim is to forge “one nation”, demolishing barriers...

    3. August 20, 2015

      UK sets sights on large-scale tax dodgers

      The UK is preparing to triple the number of prosecutions of “serious and complex” tax evaders using an arsenal of...

    4. August 20, 2015

      HMRC: The taxman cometh

      The Queen laid down her knife and fork and turned to her interlocutor, a serious expression settling on her face. Peter...

    5. August 19, 2015

      ‘Bogus’ self-employment deprives workers of their rights

      The Citizens Advice Bureau has warned that “bogus” self-employment is a hidden and growing problem in Britain’s labour...

    6. August 16, 2015

      Inland Revenue faces paying out tens of billions in tax refunds

      HM Revenue & Customs will be forced to pay tax refunds running into tens of billions of pounds if it is defeated in...

    7. August 14, 2015

      UK tax disputes at record level

      The queue of tax disputes headed for litigation set a new record last year, with official figures showing that the...

    8. August 9, 2015

      HMRC eyes tax gains from cross-border transactions

      Almost £19bn of potential tax underpayments by large businesses are being scrutinised by HM Revenue & Customs, which...

    9. August 7, 2015

      Will our company shares qualify for entrepreneurs’ relief?

      In the last tax year, my family sold 100 per cent of the alphabet shares in our trading company to an Aim-listed...

    10. August 7, 2015

      Charity should not begin with a tax break

      Right. Brace yourselves. I am going to give you a pile of statistics. I am then going to say some things that will make...

    11. August 5, 2015

      Lies, damned lies — and the statistical needs of users

      In the 1970s, says Sir Charlie Bean, the UK was “probably the world leader in statistics”. As he prepares to tackle the...

    12. July 31, 2015

      Accessing pension cash prompts warning on fines

      Savers who have used new freedoms to access their pension pots have been warned about a technicality that could land...

    13. July 31, 2015

      Film investors lose legal challenge against HMRC

      The high court today ruled against more than 150 film scheme investors who challenged the tax authority’s use of...

    14. July 31, 2015

      80,000 graduates charged too much for student loan repayments

      Almost 80,000 university graduates have repaid millions more in student loans than they owe, due to a glitch that...

    15. July 24, 2015

      ‘Naming and shaming’ threat for wealthy tax avoiders

      Wealthy investors in multiple tax avoidance schemes are being leaned on to settle what the tax authority sees as due,...

    16. July 24, 2015

      HMRC move to prise open secret accounts falls flat

      Revenue & Customs has so far collected just £13.9m from an initiative to prise open secret bank accounts in the Crown...

    17. July 22, 2015

      HMRC plans ‘special measures’ for persistent corporate tax avoiders

      A few big companies involved in “persistent and aggressive tax planning” will face financial penalties and public...

    18. July 20, 2015

      Tax avoidance bills deliver £600m for Revenue

      Controversial demands for unpaid tax associated with contested investments generated almost three times more than...

    19. July 20, 2015

      Freelance employees face new scrutiny on tax

      Companies that use freelancers would be required to police their tax affairs, under proposals to reform a system that...

    20. July 17, 2015

      Wage forecasts undermine 40p tax band rise

      The Conservatives’ pledge to take “hardworking people” out of the 40p income tax band by raising the higher rate...

    21. July 17, 2015

      Audit office gives mixed report on HMRC

      Plans to cut tax credit fraud and error by £1bn over three years by outsourcing checks to a private sector company have...

    22. July 17, 2015

      UK charities set to lose millions after VAT ruling

      UK charities face having to pay tens of millions of pounds in value added tax payments following a clarification of the...

    23. July 14, 2015

      Property investors bear brunt of avoidance claims

      Investors in property redevelopment schemes in depressed regions have been targeted in a drive to reclaim billions in...

    24. July 10, 2015

      Summer Budget grants new powers to Revenue

      The taxman’s powers have been quietly beefed up in the Summer Budget with measures to reduce the amount that goes...

    25. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: scope of tax avoidance crackdown widened

      HM Revenue & Customs is expected to raise £7.2bn from a crackdown on tax fraud, offshore trusts and the hidden economy...

    26. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Private equity ‘carried interest’ blow

      Partners in British-based private equity firms are likely to face higher tax bills after the Treasury said it would...

    27. July 5, 2015

      HMRC shows strain after 10 years of woes and losing 40% of staff

      After 10 years shedding two-fifths of its workforce, cracks are showing at the UK tax authority. HM Revenue & Customs...

    28. July 1, 2015

      Pensioners abroad face steep UK tax charges

      Thousands of people, including Britons who have retired abroad, face the threat of steep charges after a UK tax...

    29. June 30, 2015

      £1m home sales reach ‘high-water mark’

      Britain’s property market boom pushed sales of the most expensive homes to a record level last year but early...

    30. June 26, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — tax credits

      What does this show? This chart shows how the value of child and working tax credit payments, broken down by claimant...

    31. June 26, 2015

      Thousands hit by offshore pensions curbs

      Thousands of British citizens have been caught up in a clampdown on overseas pension transfers, which is expected to...

    32. June 25, 2015

      HMRC hires extra staff after third of phone calls go unanswered

      As many as one in three phone calls to HM Revenue & Customs went unanswered in recent months, prompting an admission...

    33. June 25, 2015

      Taxpayers hit with ‘spectacularly wrong’ avoidance bills

      Taxpayers caught in the government’s clampdown on avoidance have received highly inflated tax bills for their...

    34. June 19, 2015

      Q&A: Student loan repayments

      Recent graduates are failing to make meaningful inroads into their student debts despite record low inflation and an...

    35. June 12, 2015

      HMRC’s Google deal ignites cloud security concerns

      Concerns over taxpayer privacy have been raised by the UK tax authority’s foray into cloud computing, seen by some as a...

    36. June 7, 2015

      Rise in FTSE 100 companies disclosing UK tax information

      Demands for greater transparency from business about their tax affairs have prompted more than half of all FTSE 100...

    37. June 5, 2015

      Tax credit errors and fraud fall to record low

      Fraud and errors in the payment of personal tax credits were at their lowest ever level in 2013-14, according to the...

    38. June 5, 2015

      HMRC’s numbers don’t add up

      HM Revenue & Customs’ admission this week that it is being crushed under the weight of hundreds of thousands of postal...

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