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    1. August 21, 2015

      No more soft touch for Britain’s big tax dodgers

      David Cameron and George Osborne regularly declare that their aim is to forge “one nation”, demolishing barriers...

    2. July 9, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — average income tax rates

      What does this show? This chart shows how average rates of income tax paid across the earnings spectrum have changed...

    1. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: George Osborne raises income tax thresholds

      Millions of individuals are set to pay less tax from next year after George Osborne announced plans to raise the income...

    2. July 5, 2015

      Osborne chooses tax cuts over higher wages

      Ministers’ determination to cut £12bn from the welfare bill has ignited a debate about the causes and possible remedies...

    3. June 24, 2015

      George Osborne urged to cut top tax rate to 40p

      Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson on Wednesday night urged George Osborne to cut the top income tax rate to...

    4. June 23, 2015

      Uncle Sam needs you to do your own US taxes

      The battle at the end of the Lord of the Rings instalment, The Two Towers, took three months of night shoots to film....

    5. 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...

    6. June 19, 2015

      Municipal finances descend into the sewer

      Taxes stink. Americans hear that all the time as politicians pledge to protect us from any increase in levies — come...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Welsh Labour warms to tax devolution plans

      The Labour government in Wales has softened its opposition to Conservative proposals for tax devolution even while...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Millions snared by income tax traps

      Changes to headline rates of tax — or politicians’ promises not to raise them — tend to elicit the biggest reaction...

    9. June 3, 2015

      Mass tax avoidance chokes Pakistan economy

      As an industrialist in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi recounts his woes, from frequent power cuts to a...

    10. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: ban on raising tax at heart of economic plans

      The Chancellor may restrict some tax reliefs, delay the uprating of tax thresholds and look afresh at smaller taxes to...

    11. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    12. May 10, 2015

      Piecemeal UK tax rises seem ‘inevitable’

      George Osborne is expected to rely on piecemeal tax changes and frozen thresholds to raise extra revenue after his...

    13. April 29, 2015

      Cameron’s pledges unwise or costly or both, says Lawson

      David Cameron has been accused by Lord Lawson, former Conservative chancellor, of making a flurry of promises that are...

    14. April 29, 2015

      An election campaign that is too full of gimmickry

      UK election campaigns always have their fair share of histrionics. Activists in chicken suits stalk their political...

    15. April 29, 2015

      Cameron pledges to ban tax rises until 2020

      David Cameron will on Wednesday promise a law banning any rise in income tax, VAT or national insurance in the next...

    16. April 28, 2015

      General election: IFS attacks parties’ pension proposals

      Plans for curbs on pension tax relief drawn up by both main political parties in the UK have been lambasted by an...

    17. April 26, 2015

      People earning £2m more than double share of income tax to 5%

      People earning more than £2m a year — a small enough group to fit into the Royal Albert Hall — more than doubled their...

    18. April 24, 2015

      General election: Cameron accused of breaking pledge to Scots

      David Cameron’s pledge to give English MPs the final say on income tax rates south of the border was denounced by...

    19. April 24, 2015

      General election: Tories to bar Scottish MPs from income tax vote

      The Conservatives will ban Scottish MPs from having a deciding vote on any changes to the rates of income tax in their...

    20. April 8, 2015

      The battle for Britain’s most reckless tax pledge

      Britain’s politicians are battling to win the award for 2015 party with the silliest and most dangerous tax...

    21. April 8, 2015

      Voters back tax rise to fund NHS, poll shows

      Most voters would be prepared to pay more in income tax if it was earmarked for spending on the National Health...

    22. March 13, 2015

      UK government under fire over tax ‘weaknesses’

      Tax revenues have barely kept pace with national income since 2009 despite more than £16bn of tax increases, according...

    23. March 12, 2015

      Mass flight from tax feared without freelance clamp

      An estimated 55,000 employees would go freelance to save tax if contentious anti-avoidance rules were scrapped,...

    24. February 10, 2015

      ‘English votes for English laws’ is easier said than done

      Every state with devolved institutions of government, redistributes revenues among subsidiary jurisdictions. These...

    25. February 3, 2015

      Chancellor’s tax reforms raise less than last Labour government

      George Osborne has raised much less income than the last Labour government from reforms to tackle corporate tax...

    26. January 23, 2015

      Middle-income families ‘unscathed’ by UK austerity

      Middle-income households have “escaped remarkably unscathed” from the UK government’s austerity drive, according to an...

    27. December 11, 2014

      Wales Bill foresees Cardiff raising a fifth of its expenditure

      The Wales Bill, which passed its last hurdle in the House of Commons on Wednesday, envisages that by 2020 Cardiff will...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Scotland’s taxes have nowhere to go but up

      The Smith commission appointed in the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum presented its report last week,...

    29. November 27, 2014

      Greatest Scottish devolution pitfalls avoided, say economists

      The Smith Commission’s proposals for Scotland taking charge of a chunk of tax revenues won conditional support from...

    30. November 27, 2014

      Business groups voice concerns over Scottish tax plans

      Devolution to Scotland of control over income tax rates and bands threatens to add to the administrative burden on...

    31. November 27, 2014

      Scotland to get new tax and welfare powers

      Scottish ministers will get the power to set income tax rates and bands, as well as significant controls over welfare...

    32. November 26, 2014

      Smith recommends big transfer of power to Scots

      Lord Smith of Kelvin has unveiled plans for the biggest transfer of power to Scotland since the creation of the...

    33. November 25, 2014

      Jim Murphy backs devolution of income tax to Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the favourite to become Scottish Labour leader, is backing the devolution of income tax to Scotland,...

    34. November 23, 2014

      Alistair Darling warns over bad deal on Scotland’s devolved tax

      Plans to give Scotland full power over income tax would increase borrowing costs for the entire UK and end in “floods...

    35. November 23, 2014

      A bad deal on devolved tax will turn the UK into a new eurozone

      Two months ago Scotland voted decisively to reject independence and to remain within the United Kingdom. Voters did so...

    36. November 20, 2014

      Economists raise doubts on tax levers for Holyrood

      The majority of a panel of economists does not believe the benefits of devolving control over income tax to Scotland...

    37. November 16, 2014

      Cameron says future Tory government would cut income tax

      David Cameron has insisted that a future Tory government would cut income tax and has “no plans” to raise VAT to fund...

    38. November 12, 2014

      Cameron tax cut vow shakes Treasury

      David Cameron’s promise of £7.2bn of tax cuts in the next parliament has raised serious concerns among Treasury...

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