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    1. January 29, 2016

      HMRC signals the end of the tax return

      The end of January is a time of year that generally prompts a feeling of impending doom for many of the 10m plus people...

    2. January 20, 2016

      Reform of pension tax relief will boost saving, says Treasury

      Imminent changes to pension tax relief will “encourage saving”, a Treasury minister insisted amid growing concern at...

    1. January 14, 2016

      Property groups say Beps will cost UK sector £660m

      UK property companies are seeking changes to the proposed implementation of a global agreement to fight tax avoidance...

    2. November 4, 2015

      Tax statements sent out to an apathetic public

      Thirty million letters showing how individual taxpayers’ money was spent last year are landing on doorsteps this week,...

    3. October 26, 2015

      Rebels earn concession on sanitary products VAT

      Britain is to lobby the EU to lift taxes on women’s sanitary products, after the government backed down in the face of...

    4. October 22, 2015

      Treasury proposes tighter tax rules on interest and patents

      Proposals to tighten key aspects of Britain’s business-friendly tax regime — the treatment of interest and patents —...

    5. October 22, 2015

      Treasury defends tax on ‘diverted profits’

      The Treasury has brushed off criticism from US multinationals of its new tax on “diverted profits” as it steps up its...

    6. September 13, 2015

      HMRC rakes in £1bn under new upfront disputed tax rules

      Revenue & Customs has collected £1bn from users of tax avoidance schemes under new rules that allow it to collect...

    7. September 7, 2015

      CBI attacks lack of consultation over UK Budget tax changes

      The CBI business lobby group urged UK ministers to show “renewed discipline” in tax policymaking, as it attacked a lack...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. June 1, 2015

      Plan for pan-European tax system dismissed

      A Treasury minister has dismissed Brussels’ latest move to combat tax avoidance as “an answer still looking for a...

    11. March 9, 2015

      HMRC moves to ostracise tax avoidance promoters

      Promoters of arrangements that fall foul of tax rules will be subjected to financial and reputational penalties that...

    12. 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...

    13. December 19, 2014

      Property scheme investors face tax demands

      Investors in commercial property ventures designed to benefit from generous tax reliefs are to be subject to new...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. November 7, 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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”...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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