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    1. 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 be...

    2. 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,...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 companies...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 Holyrood...

    5. 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, shrugging...

    6. 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 of...

    7. 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 for...

    8. 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 would...

    9. 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 the...

    10. 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 officials,...

    11. October 21, 2014

      Osborne’s tax cuts pledge in doubt as borrowing rises

      George Osborne’s promise of tax cuts in the next parliament was called into question on Tuesday, after it was revealed that...

    12. October 17, 2014

      Gordon Brown raises the stakes in Scotland fight

      Labour tensions over whether to hand over 100 per cent of income tax powers to the Scottish parliament have widened, after...

    13. October 17, 2014

      George Osborne’s cold calculation on UK tax cuts is a wild bet

      The icy pallor, the Roundhead crop, the austere body-fat ratio: George Osborne looks like he was evolutionarily programmed...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Tax cuts are exactly what the UK doesn’t need

      Giving hundreds of pounds to millions of people is rather popular. Since this is what raising the income tax threshold...

    15. October 13, 2014

      UK government to miss income tax targets, warns OBR

      The level of income tax collected in the UK is likely to miss government targets despite record levels of people in...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Calls for review of HMRC income tax systems

      A professional body has called for a review of the tax authority’s computer systems after up to 100,000 people were issued...

    17. October 5, 2014

      We will cut taxes before balancing budget, says Cameron

      Tax cuts promised by the Conservatives would be introduced in within three years of winning the next election, David Cameron...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Tax plans show Tories are not compassionate, says David Laws

      David Cameron’s plans to freeze benefits while promising tax cuts for higher earners have ended Conservative claims to be a...

    19. October 2, 2014

      Senior Labour MPs fear Cameron’s promises will overshadow theirs

      Labour has called the tax cuts promised by David Cameron if he is re-elected next year unfunded and regressive, but many of...

    20. October 1, 2014

      Q&A: David Cameron’s income tax proposals

      David Cameron announced on Wednesday that under a Conservative government, income tax would be reduced for people who earn...

    21. Off Message

      October 1, 2014

      Tax cuts for all - but more for you!

      In his conference speech, David Cameron said a Conservative government released from coalition would make two changes to...

    22. October 1, 2014

      David Cameron pledges sweeping tax cuts for low and middle earners

      David Cameron has put tax cuts at the heart of his message to British voters at the next election, vowing to reduce income...

    23. September 29, 2014

      HMRC to take tax debts from pay packets

      HM Revenue & Customs will be able to collect up to £17,000 a year of tax debts directly from high earners’ pay packets,...

    24. September 25, 2014

      Nigel Farage vows to scrap tax on minimum wage

      Nigel Farage has proposed scrapping income tax for workers on the minimum wage and wants a new 35p band for people earning...

    25. July 11, 2014

      Tax avoidance, a muddle of our own making

      At the start of this month, new rules came into force designed to curb the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. In...

    26. April 11, 2014

      Income taxes rise across industrialised world, says OECD

      Income taxes rose across most of the industrialised world for the third year running, as governments set about rebuilding...

    27. March 14, 2014

      Government panel urges Spain to cut taxes

      Spain should slash its income and corporate tax rates in an attempt to boost growth and employment, a panel of tax experts...

    28. March 12, 2014

      Higher-rate UK taxpayers bear heaviest burden

      One in 10 adults will pay two-thirds of all income tax this year as George Osborne leans heavily on Britain’s highest...

    29. March 6, 2014

      Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

      Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

    30. March 3, 2014

      Dave Camp tax plan cuts through web of US interests

      The reaction from Wall Street lobby groups was swift and fierce, just a few hours after Dave Camp, the top Republican tax...

    31. November 17, 2013

      Vale offered chance to settle $14bn tax dispute

      An overhaul of Brazil’s tax amnesty scheme is set to allow Vale to almost halve a $14bn claim against it while potentially...

    32. October 30, 2013

      Late tax returns in UK decline due to HMRC’s tougher penalties

      The number of people filing their tax returns late in the UK has fallen 21 per cent after harsher penalties for slow payment...

    33. October 9, 2013

      UK leads world with 5p cut in top tax rate

      The UK has bucked a global trend with the biggest cut in the top rate of personal tax of any country in 2013. The 5p cut in...

    34. August 2, 2013

      Tax avoiders go to ground

      How much tax would you choose to pay? We can make it happen,” says one. Another states: “The tax rate doesn’t matter; it’s...

    35. July 15, 2013

      North Carolina tax deal tempers radical tax cuts

      North Carolina’s Republican governor and legislature struck a deal to cut income taxes for individuals and businesses, in...

    36. June 4, 2013

      Andrew Cuomo proposes tax-free zones to lift New York economy

      While Apple, Starbucks and other big companies are drawing scrutiny for their low tax rates, New York’s governor wants to...

    37. April 5, 2013

      Employers braced for real-time tax reporting

      British business owners are preparing themselves for payroll problems as HM Revenue & Customs initiates the biggest shake-up...

    38. January 25, 2013

      Revenue timetable to catch tax evaders

      You’ve filed your tax return and said goodbye to the accountant for another year. But don’t relax too much, warns Smith &...

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