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    1. 11 hours ago

      HMRC issues notices for £250m of disputed tax

      Demands for more than £250m of unpaid tax have been sent to participants in schemes the government sees as tax avoidance...

    2. 11 hours ago

      UK shortfall in tax receipts adds to problem of cutting deficit

      The UK economy might be growing at the fastest rate in the industrial world, but there are few signs of recovery where it...

    1. 17 hours ago

      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...

    2. October 20, 2014

      ‘Mansion tax’ will mean bill of £250 a month, says Ed Balls

      Homeowners with property valued at £2m to £3m will face an extra tax bill of £3,000 a year if Labour comes to power, but the...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Tory MPs urge George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and attractions

      Dozens of Conservatives MPs are calling on George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and tourist attractions as fears rise about...

    4. October 17, 2014

      Clawback - the taxman’s growing reach

      Let me tell you how it will be; there’s one for you, 19 for me. It was George Harrison’s astonishment at the amount of tax...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Non-dom income tax take falls

      Wealthy foreigners living in the UK are paying less income tax, but it is unclear whether this is due to relocation or...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Five great inheritance tax myths

      Here we go again. David Cameron is back on the airwaves talking about inheritance tax, saying it should only be paid by...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Raising personal tax allowance costs more than expected, says OBR

      The costs of government policy of increasing the personal allowance, the threshold where people start paying income tax, are...

    8. October 16, 2014

      UK tax gap climbs to £34bn

      Businesses and individuals paid £34bn less tax than they should have done in 2012-13, according to UK official statistics...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Figuring out Cameron’s spending cuts

      The Conservatives’ record on public spending cuts and the prospects for the next parliament have been called into question...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Tories gamble on attraction of tax cuts

      David Cameron made clear his views on unfunded tax cuts in 2008: “You can’t talk about tax reduction unless you can show how...

    11. October 15, 2014

      Cameron signals inheritance tax cut

      David Cameron has hinted that he wants to deliver a cut in inheritance tax for well-off families by raising the threshold at...

    12. 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...

    13. October 13, 2014

      MPs scramble to make a deal on transferring tax powers to Scotland

      Politicians from all the major parties on Monday embarked on a hurried search for a deal over transferring more tax-raising...

    14. October 13, 2014

      Income tax shortfall hits public finances

      Britain’s economic recovery has generated far less tax revenue than forecast, raising the prospect of even deeper spending...

    15. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    16. 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...

    17. October 13, 2014

      UK tax evasion prosecutions up by a third

      The number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion jumped by nearly a third last year, as HM Revenue & Customs stepped up...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Prime property rush in Scotland

      Scottish estate agents anticipate a frantic period in the prime housing market as home movers look to complete sales before...

    19. 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...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Court rules tax can be reclaimed on bonus clawbacks

      High earners whose bonus is “clawed back” by their employer may be able to claim income tax relief following a recent upper...

    21. 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...

    22. October 3, 2014

      Investors in alleged tax avoidance scheme face HMRC squeeze

      The UK tax authority is using new powers to turn the screw on investors in alleged avoidance schemes. People who bought into...

    23. October 3, 2014

      Poll tax rises from the grave to haunt Scottish politics

      Margaret Thatcher’s now-defunct “poll tax” has again taken centre stage in Scottish politics as parties battle for advantage...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. October 1, 2014

      High earners will gain most from Tory plans as spending cuts go deep

      High earners will benefit the most from David Cameron’s proposals for £7.2bn of income tax cuts, plans that will compound...

    27. October 1, 2014

      Technology’s tax defence is washing away

      Every so often, a company announces that it is considering its “strategic options” for one of its businesses, which means...

    28. 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...

    29. October 1, 2014

      Cameron’s tax pledge for 30m Britons

      David Cameron told the Conservative party conference this week that if he wins the next election, 30m people would enjoy...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. September 30, 2014

      Prime buyers help stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

      Buyers of million-pound houses paid almost £2bn of stamp duty last tax year, as the strong UK housing market drove tax...

    33. September 29, 2014

      Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules

      Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut their tax bills will be hit with new anti-avoidance rules, as...

    34. 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,...

    35. September 26, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . . mansion tax

      What does this show? This chart illustrates the location of residential properties in England and Wales currently valued at...

    36. September 26, 2014

      VCT inflows reach eight-year high

      The amount of money channelled into venture capital trusts rose to an eight-year high last tax year, as investors pursuing...

    37. September 24, 2014

      A British property tax that is fit for purpose

      Two of the UK’s main political parties now back a “mansion tax”, a surcharge on houses worth more than £2m. While the...

    38. September 23, 2014

      Labour tax crackdown plan sparks concern

      Labour plans to raise more than £1.1bn by “a co-ordinated crackdown against tax avoidance” are likely to raise policy issues...

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