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    1. December 4, 2014

      Treasury listens to VAT fears of digital entrepreneurs

      Business campaigners say the government is finally listening to their warnings that EU value added tax changes intended to...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Capital gains regime tightens for non-residents

      The government has set out new rules that will see non-resident homeowners paying capital gains tax (CGT) on UK property...

    1. November 21, 2014

      HMRC powers to raid bank accounts watered down

      George Osborne has watered down plans to dip into taxpayers’ bank accounts to seize unpaid tax debts in the wake of a...

    2. November 11, 2014

      Pension tax loophole comes under scrutiny from Treasury

      The government has signalled it will take action to close a tax loophole created by pension reforms if the cost to the...

    3. November 5, 2014

      Promoters of aggressive UX tax avoidance schemes face £1m fines

      HM Revenue & Customs is ramping up the pressure on tax avoidance by warning promoters of aggressive schemes that they will...

    4. November 4, 2014

      Use of ‘salary sacrifice’ likely to increase after pension reforms

      Older workers will have more opportunities to save thousands of pounds in tax as employers show a greater inclination to...

    5. October 21, 2014

      HMRC issues notices for £250m of disputed tax

      Demands for more than £250m of unpaid tax have been sent to participants in schemes the government sees as tax avoidance...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Clawback - the taxman’s growing reach

      Let me tell you how it will be; there’s one for you, 19 for me. It was George Harrison’s astonishment at the amount of tax...

    7. October 17, 2014

      UK government plans Isas for peer-to-peer lenders

      The government is planning a new individual savings account designed for peer-to-peer lending, in the latest attempt to...

    8. October 13, 2014

      UK tax evasion prosecutions up by a third

      The number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion jumped by nearly a third last year, as HM Revenue & Customs stepped up...

    9. September 5, 2014

      HMRC claims victory against tax scheme

      Investors in a vaccine research scheme face having to repay millions in tax reliefs, after a second tribunal found in favour...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. May 27, 2014

      UK tax authority heralds ‘record breaking’ compliance results

      HM Revenue & Customs booked more than £8bn of extra tax from big businesses in the year to April, helping push up its...

    14. May 7, 2014

      Pfizer case stirs unease at UK tax haven charges

      Pfizer’s bid for fellow drug company AstraZeneca – and its mooted move of its tax domicile to Britain – has highlighted...

    15. January 17, 2014

      Plight of the small pension pot saver

      From our television screens to Twitter to the Houses of Parliament, there’s barely a place where annuities – and questions...

    16. November 25, 2013

      UK tax avoidance schemes fall to all-time low

      The number of avoidance schemes disclosed to HM Revenue & Customs has fallen by more than a third in the past year to an...

    17. September 13, 2013

      Revenue adviser caught listing ways to avoid ‘chancellor’s grubby mitts’

      A government tax adviser was forced to quit on Friday after being recorded offering tips to a “tax planning conference” on...

    18. June 11, 2013

      Revenue wins back £2.4m by defeating tax avoidance scheme

      A tax avoidance scheme that channelled profits from a tax advisory business through employee benefit trusts has been closed...

    19. May 30, 2013

      HMRC wins £190m tax avoidance case

      More than 400 wealthy individuals who took part in a “highly complex” tax avoidance scheme involving shares in a British...

    20. April 18, 2013

      Treasury uses tax levels to woo US groups

      The Treasury has stepped up its marketing of Britain as a “respectable” low tax country in a series of high level meetings...

    21. February 21, 2013

      Tax evaders named and shamed

      HM Revenue & Customs has intensified its crackdown on tax evasion by publishing a list of names and addresses of “deliberate...

    22. February 13, 2013

      Cameron raises Tory tax-cutting hopes

      David Cameron raised Conservative hopes that he might begin a tax-cutting drive after the prime minister criticised Gordon...

    23. January 17, 2013

      Tribunal blocks tax planning scheme

      A tax planning scheme designed to shelter £80m of tax has been struck down by a tribunal in a decision hailed by Revenue &...

    24. January 6, 2013

      PM defends child benefit changes

      David Cameron has defended the decision to remove child benefit on Monday from those on higher earnings as “the right...

    25. December 3, 2012

      Osborne talks tough on big tax avoiders

      George Osborne stepped up his attack on tax dodging on Monday after MPs rounded on Starbucks and other multinational...

    26. October 18, 2012

      HMRC hails drop in ‘tax gap’

      HM Revenue & Customs on Thursday hailed a drop in the tax “gap” – the difference between what it collects and what it ought...

    27. July 27, 2012

      Cash in hand is worth £35bn in the tax bush

      ‘Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash in hand is something that is a big cost to the Revenue and means others...

    28. July 25, 2012

      A satirist of Olympian standing

      Whatever else the Olympics may achieve, they will spread the fame of Boris Johnson. A few days ago the editor of a Swiss...

    29. July 24, 2012

      Treasury attacks ‘dodgy’ tax advisers

      The Treasury sought to draw a line between “reasonable tax planning” and aggressive avoidance schemes as it pledged to crack...

    30. July 22, 2012

      Crackdown proposed on tax-dodge sellers

      Sales people promoting abusive tax dodges will be forced to hand over client lists, under proposals aimed at cracking down...

    31. July 17, 2012

      Revenue wins back £100m in avoided tax

      About 200 people face tax bills totalling about £100m after the Court of Appeal ruled against an avoidance scheme...

    32. July 17, 2012

      Universal credit to go live in 2013

      The flagship reform of the welfare system is “on track, on budget, on time” ministers insisted on Tuesday as they brushed...

    33. July 5, 2012

      Stolen data used to convict tax evader

      A wealthy property developer who hid money in a secret Swiss bank account has been convicted of tax evasion in the first...

    34. Westminster Blog

      May 31, 2012

      The scramble to announce a charity tax u-turn

      Journalists were told two days ago in the wake of the u-turns on the pasty tax and caravan tax that there would be no...

    35. May 29, 2012

      How Greggs turned up the heat

      Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, insists it is the bakery chain’s customers who are the winners from the...

    36. May 28, 2012

      Online HMRC tax tool crashes on first day

      An online tax calculator that allows people to work out how much income tax and national insurance they pay and how the...

    37. May 8, 2012

      Minister hits back in charity tax row

      A government minister has hit back in a row over plans to limit tax relief on charitable donations, suggesting most of the...

    38. May 6, 2012

      Tax inquiries of wealthy yield £200m

      The extra tax take from inquiries aimed at some of Britain’s wealthiest individuals rose by nearly a quarter to £200m in...

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