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  1. August 29, 2014

    Cash Isas drop as investment picks up

    Savers put away less money in tax-efficient individual savings accounts last year as banks offered investors some of the...

  2. August 25, 2014

    UK commercial property owners lose £100m in tax rule change

    Owners of commercial properties in the UK have lost £100m of tax reliefs in the four months to the end of July after an...

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  1. August 24, 2014

    Survival of share option scheme in doubt

    The long-term survival of a government-backed share option scheme particularly suited to low paid and part-time staff is in...

  2. August 22, 2014

    New pension lifetime allowance scheme opens

    Investors with large accumulated pension funds have a new opportunity to protect their savings from future falls in the...

  3. August 22, 2014

    Q&A: Could I go to prison for innocent tax mistake?

    As part of its clampdown on tax evasion and aggressive forms of avoidance, the government has proposed a “strict liability...

  4. August 21, 2014

    New homes rise but buyers cool on Britain’s housing market

    The number of new homes being built in the UK has hit a post credit-crunch high in the past three months, but the growth in...

  5. August 19, 2014

    Osborne goes after offshore evaders

    The UK tax authority will on Tuesday set out details of plans to make it easier to prosecute people who hide money offshore,...

  6. August 17, 2014

    A step too far for UK tax authorities

    Over the past four years David Cameron’s government has subjected Britain’s public sector to a fierce programme of deficit...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Banks warn George Osborne on HMRC tax grab plan

    British banks have warned the chancellor of the exchequer that HM Revenue & Customs is not competent enough to be trusted...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . inheritance tax

    What does this show? Having peaked at £3.8bn in 2007-08, the amount of inheritance tax collected by HM Revenue & Customs...

  9. August 15, 2014

    UK house price boom set to lift inheritance tax revenues

    The boom in house prices is soon expected to propel inheritance tax revenues to their highest share of the economy since the...

  10. August 14, 2014

    HMRC says offshore trusts cannot use settlement facility

    A potential loophole that promised to cut the costs of settling tax avoidance disputes involving offshore trusts has been...

  11. August 10, 2014

    HMRC turns spotlight on inheritance tax in avoidance crackdown

    A tax avoidance crackdown is set to turn the spotlight on previously undetected inheritance tax planning schemes, where HM...

  12. August 8, 2014

    HMRC reverses non-dom tax treatment

    The tax authority has unexpectedly withdrawn a concession to wealthy foreigners living in the UK, giving many less than two...

  13. August 8, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . alcohol duty

    What does this show? The amount of tax paid on UK alcohol purchases in each financial year from 1999-2000 to 2013-14. Last...

  14. August 4, 2014

    Revenue seeks to curb use of trusts to avoid inheritance tax

    Inheritance tax planning for all but the UK’s super-rich will become much harder under HM Revenue & Customs plans to curb...

  15. August 3, 2014

    Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

    The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

  16. July 28, 2014

    Small businesses attack new HMRC powers

    Small business lobby groups have attacked plans to allow HM Revenue & Customs to seize unpaid tax directly from bank...

  17. July 25, 2014

    HMRC offers contractors six months to settle £430m tax dispute

    Thousands of contractors in IT, finance, consulting and healthcare have been given six months to settle a £430m dispute with...

  18. July 22, 2014

    UK taxman criticised over £10bn IT costs

    HM Revenue & Customs has been lambasted by an influential MP for its “unacceptably poor” management of its multibillion IT...

  19. July 18, 2014

    Q&A: Accelerated payment notices

    The UK tax authority this week published a list of more than 1,000 schemes that it considers tax avoidance vehicles, and...

  20. July 18, 2014

    The taxman’s serious aversion to avoidance

    ‘Thousands of taxpayers in avoidance schemes to repay billions’ Financial Times, July 15 Billions of pounds? You must be...

  21. July 17, 2014

    Special tax unit nets extra £1bn from richest Britons

    Scrutiny of some of Britain’s wealthiest individuals has yielded £1bn of extra tax since 2009, HM Revenue & Customs said on...

  22. July 15, 2014

    Thousands of taxpayers in avoidance schemes to repay billions

    Tens of thousands of UK taxpayers who took part in tax-saving schemes over the past decade learned on Tuesday that they face...

  23. July 11, 2014

    Bankruptcy looms for tax scheme investors

    Investors in tax arrangements that are the focus of a government crackdown face potential financial ruin, advisers warned,...

  24. July 10, 2014

    Taxing questions over avoidance schemes

    What are these schemes? An array of schemes have been devised over the past decade to minimise tax payable by their wealthy...

  25. July 10, 2014

    ‘Tsunami’ of lawsuits after crackdown creates £5bn tax bill

    Lawyers are scrambling to file compensation claims against advisers who sold tax-saving schemes that have backfired to leave...

  26. July 8, 2014

    HMRC seeks access to bank statements over unpaid taxes

    Thousands of personal bank statements would be handed to the UK tax authority under plans to dip into personal accounts to...

  27. July 7, 2014

    Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

    A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands...

  28. July 4, 2014

    HMRC sets ultimatum for scheme investors

    HM Revenue & Customs has ratcheted up the tone of its correspondence to taxpayers, taking a hard line on those it accuses of...

  29. July 3, 2014

    HMRC miscalculated targets by almost £2bn

    HM Revenue & Customs wrongly claimed to have beaten its tax collection targets by billions of pounds after miscalculating...

  30. July 1, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office left with £4m bill for wrongly reclaimed tax on barristers’ fees

    The UK’s top anti-fraud agency had to pay more than £4m to HM Revenue & Customs after wrongly reclaiming value added tax on...

  31. July 1, 2014

    Banks shun launch of ‘Nisa’ savings products

    Banks and building societies have largely ignored Tuesday’s launch of new tax-free individual savings accounts with just a...

  32. July 1, 2014

    Tax milestone as Fatca reporting requirement takes effect

    Rules requiring financial institutions to disclose the identity and activity of US citizens come into effect from Tuesday,...

  33. June 30, 2014

    UK tax take from oil and gas drops to decade low

    Government revenue from oil and gas has fallen to its lowest level in 10 years, according to figures released on Monday by...

  34. June 27, 2014

    Share scheme tax relief up 45%

    An uptake in the exercise of company share options saved taxpayers £840m in 2012-13, an increase of almost half on the...

  35. June 27, 2014

    Tax enquiry offices close doors

    The last of HM Revenue & Customs’ 281 enquiry offices have closed after the tax authority launched a new service based on...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Gauging the tax risk – from Isas to Icebreaker

    Minimising taxation is part and parcel of successful investing. But when do the risks outweigh the benefits? At what point...

  37. June 22, 2014

    Barristers’ income falls 12% in two years

    The squeezing of the barristers’ profession has been highlighted by new figures that show their income has decreased 12 per...

  38. June 22, 2014

    Tax avoidance crackdown set to cause wave of litigation

    Plans to recruit dozens of new judges have been drawn up to cope with a wave of litigation expected in response to a £7bn...

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