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      HMRC rips up its cheque book for online tax rebates

      HMRC is finally set to rip up its cheque book for its personal tax account customers and transfer any rebates direct to...

    2. August 24, 2016

      UK plans tougher penalties for offshore tax evaders

      Proposals to toughen penalties for tax evasion have been published, as the authorities prepare to receive a big tranche...

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    1. August 19, 2016

      Advisers question scope of new tax avoidance clampdown

      Financial advisers and accountants have raised concerns about the scope of a new crackdown on tax avoidance by the UK...

    2. August 19, 2016

      End of car tax disc sees bailiff costs soar

      The abolition of paper tax discs for UK cars has led to a sharp increase in the use of debt collectors to tackle...

    3. August 18, 2016

      Trusts comb client lists for tax cheats

      Trust companies are trawling through their client lists to identify any tax cheats who could drag them into a crackdown...

    4. August 18, 2016

      Scrapping paper car tax discs cost £400m in revenue in first year

      The decision to scrap paper tax discs from British cars cost the government more than £400m in its first year of the...

    5. August 17, 2016

      HMRC gets ‘nasty’ in tax avoidance clampdown

      Britain’s plethora of tax professionals — whether they be accountants, lawyers or financial advisers — are now firmly...

    6. August 17, 2016

      May flexes her muscles over tax avoidance

      Theresa May has made a number of changes to policy and personnel in the month since becoming Britain’s prime minister....

    7. August 12, 2016

      May defies opposition to apprenticeship plan

      Theresa May has refused to bow to business pressure over the UK government’s apprenticeship plans and is to launch the...

    8. August 10, 2016

      Inheritance tax and the Dukes of Westminster

      Given the sudden nature of the death of Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster, questions are being...

    9. August 4, 2016

      India’s sales tax is a victory for Narendra Modi

      It took several decades but India got there at last. The upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill...

    10. July 29, 2016

      HMRC launches online pensions protection service

      Pension savers must now apply online to protect retirement funds from a hefty tax charge for breaches of the new lower...

    11. July 29, 2016

      Soaring house prices boost inheritance tax receipts

      Estates in London and the south-east paid almost half of the country’s inheritance tax bill in 2013-14 because of...

    12. July 28, 2016

      Wealth tax proposal sees Owen Smith come under fire

      A pledge by Owen Smith, who is campaigning to lead the Labour party, to impose a wealth tax on the richest 1 per cent...

    13. July 27, 2016

      HMRC warned against understaffing tax helplines

      MPs have warned the UK tax authority not to risk a “collapse in customer service” by understaffing its phone lines amid...

    14. July 26, 2016

      Homeowners’ £18bn-a-year tax relief comes under fire

      A tax break used by millions of homeowners provides “scope for widescale abuse to go undetected”, according to the...

    15. July 25, 2016

      Employers press ministers for delay to apprenticeship levy

      Employers are urging the UK government to delay the apprenticeship levy — a tax on all employers with a pay bill of £3m...

    16. July 20, 2016

      Metropolitan myths that led to Brexit

      The Eurosceptic myths that fuelled hostility to the EU are obvious enough. We were told that the NHS was being...

    17. July 17, 2016

      HMRC ‘worst-case’ liabilities rise to £55bn

      The UK tax authority would have to pay up to £55bn in refunds if it lost all the legal battles it is fighting with...

    18. July 11, 2016

      France hits out at UK plan to cut corporate tax

      France’s finance minister has warned that the UK’s plan to slash corporate taxes could hit Britain’s negotiations with...

    19. July 7, 2016

      London generates 30% of UK taxes

      Britain’s public finances are increasingly dependent on London because it generates nearly 30 per cent of the UK’s main...

    20. July 6, 2016

      Sajid Javid urges tax breaks to bolster economy braced for downturn

      Sajid Javid, business secretary, has called for emergency corporate and personal tax cuts to avert a Brexit slump,...

    21. July 4, 2016

      Doubts rise despite welcome for corporate tax cut

      George Osborne’s bid to woo investment by cutting the UK corporate tax rate to under 15 per cent has been welcomed by...

    22. July 4, 2016

      Osborne’s immediate task is to avert recession

      Ten days on from Britain’s vote to leave the EU, there is little to inspire confidence in the near-term prospects for...

    23. July 3, 2016

      George Osborne puts corporation tax cut at heart of Brexit recovery plan

      George Osborne is planning to slash corporation tax to less than 15 per cent in an effort to woo business deterred from...

    24. July 1, 2016

      Tax warning for Brits abroad after Brexit vote

      Brexit could lead to the scrapping of tax rises for wealthy foreigners living in the UK while exposing Britons living...

    25. June 29, 2016

      Starbucks’ European unit pays $15m UK tax

      Starbucks has revealed that the London headquarters it set up after a public outcry over alleged tax avoidance paid...

    26. June 26, 2016

      Brexit tax hit spurs multinationals to look at moving HQ

      Some multinationals are likely to look at moving their headquarters out of Britain to avoid higher tax bills following...

    27. June 13, 2016

      One in three FTSE 100 companies worries about tax

      Tax, terrorism, regulation and Brexit are the four biggest worries for FTSE 100 companies, according to analysis of...

    28. June 9, 2016

      Taxpayer wins £650,000 appeal after HMRC gets date wrong

      A taxpayer who avoided £653,000 of tax has won an appeal against HM Revenue & Customs after it made a “fatal” error...

    29. June 7, 2016

      Revenues plummet after car tax discs scrapped

      The amount of vehicle tax collected in the UK fell by more than £200m in the six months after the tax disc was...

    30. June 6, 2016

      Mid-sized groups caught in fallout from tax clampdown

      The clampdown on corporate tax avoidance is set to hit medium-sized companies nearly as hard as their bigger rivals,...

    31. June 3, 2016

      Four found guilty of film investment ‘scam’

      Four men have been found guilty of operating a fraudulent film investment scheme that was used to claim £100m of tax...

    32. June 3, 2016

      Property tax squeeze raises £174m

      The tax on residential property owned by offshore companies rose 50 per cent to £174m last year, as the Treasury...

    33. June 2, 2016

      Rise of ‘gig economy’ poses challenges for tax system

      The “Uberisation” of the economy poses big challenges for a tax system built for a working world of decades ago,...

    34. May 29, 2016

      FTSE groups improve tax transparency

      Nearly two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies now disclose information about their approach to taxation, up from under half...

    35. May 29, 2016

      Tax sovereignty issues in Brexit debate far from clear-cut

      From tax dodgers to the “tampon tax”, Britain has lost control over some of its revenue raising powers, according to...

    36. May 27, 2016

      HMRC backs down on upfront payment of disputed tax

      A legal challenge has forced HM Revenue & Customs to back down over hundreds of tax demands issued to users of offshore...

    37. May 22, 2016

      Surge in adult colouring book sales attracts tax man

      The surge in the sale of colouring books for adults has drawn the attention of the UK tax authority. Publishers and...

    38. May 19, 2016

      Company bosses rush to liquidate before tax loophole closes

      Liquidations of UK companies that were not in financial distress hit a record high in March as directors rushed to cash...

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