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    1. December 6, 2013

      Q&A: how the chancellor affected our pockets

      FT Money’s Lucy Warwick-Ching put questions on the Autumn Statement to John Whiting, tax director at the Office of Tax...

    2. February 1, 2013

      Simple tax planning back in vogue

      Wealthy individuals are rejecting complex avoidance schemes and seeking advice on simple tax planning measures to maximise...

    1. December 3, 2012

      Time for GMG to sell Auto Trader stake

      The Guardian and Auto Trader resemble a social worker and a second-hand car dealer handcuffed together as someone’s cruel...

    2. October 23, 2012

      Rethinking income to keep child benefit

      UK households are rethinking income arrangements in an attempt to stay on the right side of child benefit earnings tests,...

    3. April 13, 2012

      Landlord tax relief under threat

      Buy-to-let property investors have been warned not to count on unlimited tax relief against rental income next year, under...

    4. April 13, 2012

      How to use the tax rules to your advantage

      Wealthy individuals can still rely on simple tax planning measures to maximise their income and investment returns,...

    5. April 9, 2012

      Pensioners attack call for ‘granny tax 2’

      Ministers are preparing for a fresh row over pensions after a Treasury adviser recommended taxing the state pension at...

    6. March 23, 2012

      Your Budget questions answered

      Child benefit I have two children, both aged under 16, and my partner’s income falls in the £50,000 to £60,000 bracket –...

    7. March 23, 2012

      High earners seek tax-saving strategies

      Taxpayers are rethinking their income arrangements in an attempt to stay on the right side of new tax thresholds and child...

    8. March 21, 2012

      Osborne tackles ‘morally repugnant’ tax abuses

      George Osborne stepped up the assault on “morally repugnant” tax abuses by announcing a general anti-avoidance rule and a...

    9. March 21, 2012

      What the Budget means for you

      To explain the details of the measures and what it will mean for you and your pocket, John Whiting, tax policy director at...

    10. March 19, 2012

      Taxpayers to receive personal statements

      Income tax payers will receive a personal statement next year in an effort to increase the transparency of government...

    11. March 16, 2012

      Q&A: What the Budget means for you

      To explain the details of the measures and what it will mean for you and your pocket, John Whiting, tax policy director at...

    12. February 28, 2012

      Plan to ease burden on small businesses

      Small businesses should be allowed to file accounts based on their receipts and expenses rather than general accepted...

    13. Westminster Blog

      February 17, 2012

      Treasury estimates 100 senior civil servants may have been paid through companies

      We revealed this morning in the FT that Treasury officials believe that as many as 100 civil servants may have been paid...

    14. May 17, 2011

      Osborne targets small business tax hurdles

      The most “problematic and frustrating” tax hurdles encountered by small businesses will be identified in the next phase of...

    15. March 18, 2011

      Higher earners face post-Budget tax pain

      Higher-rate taxpayers face paying hundreds of pounds more in income tax and national insurance (NI) from next month,...

    16. March 17, 2011

      Q&A: What the Budget means for you

      To explain the details of the Budget and what it means for you, John Whiting, tax policy director of the Chartered Institute...

    17. Westminster Blog

      March 14, 2011

      Would Ed Balls' VAT plan breach EU law?

      Ed Balls said yesterday that a Labour government would use the £800m from the recent rise in the bank levy to pay for a...

    18. March 3, 2011

      Call to scrap blind person’s tax allowance

      Dozens of tax reliefs, from the blind person’s allowance to luncheon vouchers, should be scrapped, according to a report...

    19. January 14, 2011

      Savers urged to check tax code deductions

      by Steve Lodge Thousands of higher-rate taxpayers who have been excused from filing tax returns could be paying hundreds of...

    20. December 3, 2010

      Tax-free allowances for over-65s increased by £450

      Millions of pensioners are set to benefit from a £450 increase in their age-related personal allowances next April, with the...

    21. November 8, 2010

      Tax shake-up targets 1,000 reliefs

      Over a thousand tax reliefs – five times as many as expected – have been identified by the panel charged with simplifying...

    22. October 24, 2010

      IoD seeks changes to contractors’ tax

      Ministers should be put on the spot over proposals to reform the “dog’s dinner” of anti-avoidance rules that affect...

    23. October 14, 2010

      What the spending review means for you

      The UK’s “age of austerity” begins in earnest now chancellor George Osborne’s has announced the government’s four-year...

    24. September 24, 2010

      HMRC targets high earners

      Bonus schemes and overseas pensions offered to high earners could come under scrutiny as part of a new crackdown on tax...

    25. September 17, 2010

      Investors could reclaim millions in overseas tax

      Thousands of private investors in overseas shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) based abroad could be paying more tax...

    26. September 10, 2010

      High earners spared PAYE pain

      Most higher-rate taxpayers and investors who file self-assessment tax returns should not be affected by the latest Pay As...

    27. August 19, 2010

      Quest to make wealthy ‘pay fair share’

      A radical proposal for a new defence against tax avoidance received added impetus this week when Nick Clegg said the...

    28. July 20, 2010

      Osborne launches unit to simplify tax system

      George Osborne, the chancellor, has launched an independent office to look at simplifying the “spaghetti bowl” of the UK tax...

    29. June 25, 2010

      Tax bills of high earners rise by hundreds of pounds

      Higher-rate taxpayers will typically be hundreds of pounds worse off as a result of changes to income tax and National...

    30. June 21, 2010

      What the emergency budget report means for you

      Chancellor Rt Hon. George Osborne delivered one of the harshest and most controversial budgets in history this week, with UK...

    31. May 29, 2010

      Property owners face curbs on 'flipping' second homes

      Second-home owners should be braced for curbs on "flipping", according to tax experts who said the rules deciding which home...

    32. May 28, 2010

      Owners warned of second-home crackdown

      Second-home owners should be braced for curbs on “flipping”, according to tax experts who said the rules deciding which home...

    33. May 7, 2010

      Solicitors step into appeal on legal privilege for accountants

      A drive by accountants to win legal privilege over confidential documents has provoked the Law Society to intervene in a...

    34. May 6, 2010

      Solicitors step into appeal on legal privilege

      A drive by accountants to win legal privilege over confidential documents has provoked the Law Society to intervene in a...

    35. April 9, 2010

      How to beat higher tax bills

      Regardless of the outcome of the election, millions of taxpayers across the income scale already face higher tax bills in...

    36. April 3, 2010

      Call to rethink draft law on tax advisers

      Charities asking donors to sign a gift aid form could be caught out by "absurd" draft legislation designed to crack down on...

    37. April 2, 2010

      Call to rethink draft law on tax advisers

      Charities asking donors to sign a gift aid form could be caught out by “absurd” draft legislation designed to crack down on...

    38. March 25, 2010

      Belize move highlights tax co-operation

      The UK is close to signing information-sharing agreements with three offshore jurisdictions in the latest sign of growing...

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