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    2. February 27, 2015

      Setback for HMRC tax avoidance push

      The tax authority’s counter-avoidance campaign took a knock this week after judges upheld the legitimacy of a scheme that...

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    1. February 25, 2015

      UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

      Britain’s tax authority has called law enforcement agencies to a meeting early next week to assess whether there are grounds...

    2. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2015

      Live: HSBC and HMRC bosses face MPs

      HSCB’s group chairman Douglas Flint (above, left) and chief executive Stuart Gulliver (right) are due to appear before the...

    3. February 24, 2015

      RBS’s Sir Howard appointment stirs revolving door concerns

      Powerful rotation The expected appointment of Sir Howard Davies as the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has reignited the...

    4. February 23, 2015

      George Osborne vows crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion

      George Osborne has promised a legal crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion, saying that he will use his Budget to...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Female million-earners on the rise

      The number of women with an income of more than £1m a year in the UK is growing three times faster than the number of male...

    6. February 20, 2015

      Married couples tax break applications open

      More than 4m married couples can now apply online for a new tax break, which could reduce their liabilities by up to £212...

    7. February 20, 2015

      How to invest in enterprise investment schemes

      It is nearing the end of the tax year. You are a high earner who likes to invest in a tax-efficient manner and have stashed...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Court rejects film scheme tax appeal

      A landmark ruling by the UK’s Court of Appeal this week has given a further boost to HM Revenue & Customs’ campaign against...

    9. February 18, 2015

      Hard-lunching, soft-pedalling HMRC must pursue cases like HSBC

      HSBC was “surprised” by a dawn raid on its Geneva offices. Swiss prosecutors, who are probing money laundering allegations,...

    10. February 16, 2015

      Revenue sees rise in requests from abroad to trace tax evaders

      Britain was asked for help by foreign governments seeking to track down tax evaders on nearly 2,500 occasions in 2013, up 45...

    11. February 15, 2015

      Labour draws up plans for review into HMRC dealings

      The firestorm sparked by the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss operations continued to rage over the weekend, as the...

    12. February 13, 2015

      Projected income tax take falls by £5bn

      The amount of income tax that higher earners are expected to pay this year has been revised down by the government, driving...

    13. February 12, 2015

      HSBC chiefs to face MPs’ scrutiny

      Watchdogs and politicians are lining up to scrutinise HSBC following criticism that the UK tax authority’s response to the...

    14. February 11, 2015

      HMRC targets property scheme investors

      Investors in several commercial property ventures deemed to have misused generous tax reliefs now face demands to repay...

    15. February 11, 2015

      Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron’s ‘dodgy donors’

      Ed Miliband has sought to enmesh the Conservatives in allegations that HSBC helped clients evade tax, calling David Cameron...

    16. February 11, 2015

      MPs attack tax chief over ‘pathetic response’ to HSBC scandal

      Top officials at Britain’s tax authority were lambasted by MPs over their response to the HSBC tax evasion scandal, in a...

    17. February 11, 2015

      Ed Miliband attacks Conservatives over donors

      Ed Miliband has labelled David Cameron “a dodgy prime minister surrounded by dodgy donors”, as the Labour leader sought to...

    18. February 10, 2015

      Pressure mounts for formal investigation into HSBC unit

      The US, France, Belgium and Argentina are all doing it. So why do UK authorities seem reluctant to formally investigate...

    19. February 10, 2015

      UK government closes ranks on HSBC tax issue

      The UK government insisted on Tuesday that ministers did not know the full facts about the HSBC tax scandal until this week,...

    20. February 10, 2015

      Q&A: Swiss tax evasion fallout

      HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, faces the prospect of possible legal action in light of detailed allegations this week that its...

    21. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    22. February 9, 2015

      MPs set to grill tax authorities over HSBC

      HM Revenue & Customs is set to be grilled by MPs this week over the use of the HSBC data which has resulted in one...

    23. February 6, 2015

      HMRC tax probe powers set for boost

      More taxpayers with undeclared overseas assets look set to be targeted with criminal investigations, as the UK tax authority...

    24. February 6, 2015

      UK Revenue & Customs urged to do ‘much more’ to help taxpayer

      HM Revenue & Customs has some of the best managers in Whitehall but needs to do “much more” to improve customer service,...

    25. February 3, 2015

      Chancellor’s tax reforms raise less than last Labour government

      George Osborne has raised much less income than the last Labour government from reforms to tackle corporate tax avoidance...

    26. January 30, 2015

      Wine claims to have knocked back beer to be favourite UK drink

      The British wine industry is claiming to have replaced beer as the nation’s most popular drink — just as brewers are...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Use of trusts continues to decline

      The number of trusts has continued to fall, as reforms to the UK tax regime over recent years have undermined their...

    28. January 30, 2015

      HMRC digital transformation ‘too slow’

      The UK tax authority’s push to move services online has received a mixed reception, with tax professionals’ enthusiasm for...

    29. January 27, 2015

      ‘Havoc’ looms for UK taxman, MPs warn

      The UK’s ability to collect tax will be put at risk by planned changes to IT contracts, according to MPs, who warned that a...

    30. January 25, 2015

      Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters

      The UK is becoming a nation of grafters. With living standards at their lowest in a decade and real-term wages falling 8 per...

    31. January 23, 2015

      Taxman faces 3m flood of last-minute filings

      D-Day is approaching for HM Revenue & Customs. But with just a week to go until the deadline for self-assessment tax returns...

    32. January 23, 2015

      Tax notice blow for Liberty investors

      More taxpayers who were involved in tax-saving investment schemes almost a decade ago are being targeted in the government’s...

    33. January 23, 2015

      Pre-filled tax returns set for 2014-15

      Taxpayers enrolled in online self-assessment may find their burden eased next year by the tax authority’s plans to...

    34. January 16, 2015

      VCT demand remains ‘buoyant’

      Wealthy investors continue to plough money into tax-efficient venture capital trusts, which are reporting large inflows...

    35. January 16, 2015

      Tax warning on pension cash withdrawals

      Savers planning to take sizeable lump sums from their pension pots from April face bigger-than-expected tax bills as HM...

    36. January 16, 2015

      How to file a self-assessment tax return

      Tax does not have a reputation for generating excitement, but more than half a million taxpayers left it until deadline day...

    37. December 22, 2014

      Private group to help exchequer chase £20bn debts

      Ministers have struck a deal with a private US-owned company in an attempt to collect more than £20bn in debt owed to the...

    38. December 19, 2014

      Charity tax reliefs rise to £1.1bn

      Tax relief on charitable donations continues to rise, with individuals receiving a record £1.1bn back from the exchequer...

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