Search for John Whiting and
  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...

Related Topics

Search for John Whiting and