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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 share...

    6. 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 Nicola...

    7. 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 first...

    8. 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 commitments....

    9. 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 Service,...

    10. 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 to a...

    11. 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, according to...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 avoidance...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

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      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...

    38. 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...

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