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    1. August 20, 2015

      UK sets sights on large-scale tax dodgers

      The UK is preparing to triple the number of prosecutions of “serious and complex” tax evaders using an arsenal of...

    2. 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...

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    1. June 28, 2015

      Meg Hillier to alter direction of UK’s public accounts committee

      Parliament’s public accounts committee, for years the scourge of big business, is set to change direction under its...

    2. June 22, 2015

      Tax advisers: the backlash against the backlash

      In its 87-year history, Taxation magazine has not often been known for courting notoriety. Aimed at UK tax advisers, a...

    3. June 5, 2015

      How long will my ex-husband’s maintenance payments continue?

      My ex-husband and I have two children aged three and eight. I left my job as a part-time dental receptionist to have...

    4. June 4, 2015

      HSBC critics should eat hats, restore heads

      It has become reflexive to demand resignations when news breaks regarding the past misdeeds of banks. So whose heads...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Former banker considers bid to lead UK Treasury committee

      A former investment banker is considering a bid to lead the Treasury select committee, promising to end...

    6. May 17, 2015

      Osborne ally given task of continuing civil service reform

      Matthew Hancock’s appointment as Cabinet Office minister shows that the chancellor is determined to entrust the next...

    7. May 1, 2015

      Rona Fairhead may find Roger Carr’s defence skills handy

      Rona Fairhead: Friends in high places She might miss the £500,000 pay packet. But Rona Fairhead won’t miss the flak....

    8. April 29, 2015

      Labour’s Margaret Hodge accused of hypocrisy over tax affairs

      A prominent Labour politician and a fierce critic of tax avoidance has been accused of hypocrisy after receiving shares...

    9. March 26, 2015

      MPs call for radical reduction in use of UK tax relief

      The Treasury often shows a “worrying lack of curiosity” about the cost of tax reliefs, according to MPs who have called...

    10. March 24, 2015

      Hodge calls for change to ‘non-dom’ rules

      MPs took a swipe at “non-dom” rules on Monday, saying the tax privileges available to foreigners living in Britain...

    11. March 20, 2015

      UK defence budget falling £5bn short

      The UK defence budget is facing a potential £5bn black hole because the government has underestimated the cost of...

    12. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a...

    13. March 9, 2015

      Hodge and Fairhead clash over HSBC tax scandal

      Margaret Hodge urged the head of the BBC Trust to resign on Monday, accusing her of being either “incredibly naive or...

    14. Westminster Blog

      March 9, 2015

      Live: MPs quiz HSBC bosses on tax

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:00 on 9 Mar 2015.HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver is...

    15. March 4, 2015

      Bill for Sellafield nuclear clean-up jumps 10% says audit office

      The bill to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has jumped by more than 10 per cent to £53bn, according to...

    16. February 25, 2015

      Lack of progress on universal credit

      Very little progress has been made in delivering the government’s flagship welfare reform, universal credit, despite...

    17. February 16, 2015

      Duncan Smith rolls out universal credit payment

      Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, said the government’s welfare reforms had saved the taxpayer £50bn and...

    18. February 15, 2015

      Shire has ‘nothing to hide’ on tax, says chief

      Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. February 9, 2015

      Hodge accuses civil servants of threat to muzzle watchdog

      A Commons spending watchdog was threatened with break-up if it did not moderate its treatment of civil servants, says...

    22. February 9, 2015

      HSBC in Swiss tax avoidance storm

      HSBC has admitted that its Swiss private bank may have held accounts for tax-dodging clients, after secret files from...

    23. 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...

    24. February 4, 2015

      MPs concerned over rise in unrepresented parties at family courts

      There has been a sharp rise in the numbers of litigants representing themselves in UK family courts, according to a...

    25. February 3, 2015

      MPs sounds alarm over NHS finances

      The sums spent by the NHS on temporary medical staff soared by £500m in a year, with one hospital alone spending £1.5m...

    26. January 28, 2015

      Hinkley Point nuclear deal faces fresh delay

      The UK’s parliamentary watchdog has abandoned plans to scrutinise the Hinkley Point C nuclear project after predicting...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. January 23, 2015

      Concerns over future of entrepreneurs’ tax relief

      Small businesses and tax experts have warned against changes to a popular tax break for company owners which has been...

    30. January 15, 2015

      MPs doubt high speed rail scheme will give value for money

      The £50bn high speed two rail project is unlikely to provide value for money, a cross party group of MPs says in a...

    31. January 8, 2015

      Whitehall under fire for late payment of bills to SMEs

      The government has been urged to improve payments to small companies for public sector work after an official report...

    32. December 10, 2014

      G4S and Serco won Whitehall work despite being ‘on probation’

      Five government departments awarded G4S and Serco fresh work during a period in which Whitehall “gave the impression”...

    33. December 8, 2014

      PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

      MPs accused a firm of accountants of “selling tax avoidance on an industrial scale” on Monday after a tense...

    34. November 26, 2014

      UK’s universal credit benefit faces more delay

      The UK’s flagship welfare programme faces more delays, with the National Audit Office warning that the universal...

    35. November 20, 2014

      Spending watchdog criticises high price of tax reliefs

      A tax break for entrepreneurs selling their businesses cost £2bn more than expected last year, the government’s...

    36. November 20, 2014

      UK National Audit Office attacks civil legal aid cuts

      Cuts to the civil legal aid budget are not delivering better value for money for the taxpayer, the UK’s top spending...

    37. November 18, 2014

      HMRC ‘unacceptably slow’ to tackle tax avoiders, say MPs

      MPs have accused the UK tax authority of being “unacceptably slow” in acting against avoidance, urging it to “do more,...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Alarm at race to lower corporate tax spurs debate on ethical duty

      The British government has found it hard to resist a damaging race to lower corporate tax, in spite of plans to crack...

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