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    1. July 31, 2015

      Film investors lose legal challenge against HMRC

      The high court today ruled against more than 150 film scheme investors who challenged the tax authority’s use of...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Fix UK pensions, then no longer fiddle with them

      The past five years have been a good time to be old in the UK. While everyone else shouldered the burden of austerity,...

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      Rising longevity is a cause for celebration, but how can the state afford to keep an a...
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    1. July 29, 2015

      A taxing and complex Channel Islands tale

      Sark, a picturesque island 80 miles south of England, was until recently the last feudal state in Europe. In spite of...

    2. July 25, 2015

      Revenue & Customs goes online to tax the sharing economy

      Revenue & Customs plans to raise nearly £1bn of extra tax by 2021 using new sources of online data to track down small...

    3. July 24, 2015

      ‘Naming and shaming’ threat for wealthy tax avoiders

      Wealthy investors in multiple tax avoidance schemes are being leaned on to settle what the tax authority sees as due,...

    4. July 22, 2015

      HMRC plans ‘special measures’ for persistent corporate tax avoiders

      A few big companies involved in “persistent and aggressive tax planning” will face financial penalties and public...

    5. July 21, 2015

      George Osborne’s dirigiste approach is good economics

      The 2015 election was an almost unmitigated disaster for Ed Miliband and the UK Labour party. Yet there was one...

    6. July 20, 2015

      Tax avoidance bills deliver £600m for Revenue

      Controversial demands for unpaid tax associated with contested investments generated almost three times more than...

    7. July 20, 2015

      Freelance employees face new scrutiny on tax

      Companies that use freelancers would be required to police their tax affairs, under proposals to reform a system that...

    8. July 19, 2015

      Osborne blow to prime London property market

      The prime London property market has been dealt another blow by George Osborne’s decision to strip thousands of foreign...

    9. July 17, 2015

      Wage forecasts undermine 40p tax band rise

      The Conservatives’ pledge to take “hardworking people” out of the 40p income tax band by raising the higher rate...

    10. July 17, 2015

      UK charities set to lose millions after VAT ruling

      UK charities face having to pay tens of millions of pounds in value added tax payments following a clarification of the...

    11. July 17, 2015

      Criminal charges loom over facilitating tax evasion

      Companies that facilitate tax evasion are set to face criminal charges under plans unveiled ahead of an “unprecedented...

    12. July 16, 2015

      Pensions minister questions Osborne plan

      The pensions minister Ros Altmann has said the government’s proposals to tax pensions in a similar way to individual...

    13. July 15, 2015

      Osborne has hit on a better pension plan

      George Osborne’s summer Budget was big. Changes to the taxation of companies, non-doms, dividends and rich people’s...

    14. July 14, 2015

      Property investors bear brunt of avoidance claims

      Investors in property redevelopment schemes in depressed regions have been targeted in a drive to reclaim billions in...

    15. July 12, 2015

      UK could be branded a tax haven after Osborne’s surprise cut

      George Osborne’s surprise corporation tax cut will push foreign investment into Britain up by 2 per cent in the long...

    16. July 10, 2015

      Summer Budget grants new powers to Revenue

      The taxman’s powers have been quietly beefed up in the Summer Budget with measures to reduce the amount that goes...

    17. July 9, 2015

      Dividend rules change to hit 700,000 taxpayers

      About 700,000 taxpayers are likely to face tax rises as a result of George Osborne’s “major and long overdue reform” of...

    18. July 9, 2015

      Challenger banks vent anger over new tax surcharge

      Chief executives of challenger banks reacted with anger to government plans for a punitive tax that appeases HSBC and...

    19. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Disraeli’s heir dishes the Labour party

      George Osborne has delivered the first Conservative Budget for 18 years. It is a boldly political one. Yet it also...

    20. 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...

    21. July 6, 2015

      Osborne’s chance to make sense of muddled UK climate taxes

      George Osb­orne tells us his Budget will be used to promote productivity. It is also likely to be the UK chancellor of...

    22. July 5, 2015

      Osborne’s Budget must end the perversity of the tax system

      A Briton sets up a business, risking her savings and employing people on the way. If she makes a profit, it is taxed....

    23. 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...

    24. July 5, 2015

      HMRC shows strain after 10 years of woes and losing 40% of staff

      After 10 years shedding two-fifths of its workforce, cracks are showing at the UK tax authority. HM Revenue & Customs...

    25. July 3, 2015

      Treasury considers big shake-up of UK pension tax

      Treasury officials are considering a big shake-up of the tax treatment of pensions, prompting warnings from the UK...

    26. July 3, 2015

      Since you asked: There is nothing wrong with benefiting from benefits

      ‘Half of households receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes’ The Daily Telegraph, June 29 What a sad indictment...

    27. July 2, 2015

      Delayed tax-free childcare initiative prompts concerns

      The introduction of a subsidy for working parents has been postponed by more than a year, until 2017, with the...

    28. July 1, 2015

      Pensioners abroad face steep UK tax charges

      Thousands of people, including Britons who have retired abroad, face the threat of steep charges after a UK tax...

    29. June 30, 2015

      Andrew Tyrie reluctantly backs quango to simplify tax

      Parliament should be told every year whether the tax system is getting simpler or more complex, Andrew Tyrie has told...

    30. June 26, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — tax credits

      What does this show? This chart shows how the value of child and working tax credit payments, broken down by claimant...

    31. June 26, 2015

      Prime London property market slows

      The market for high-end properties in central London has slowed sharply as wealthy buyers bridle at steep prices and...

    32. June 26, 2015

      Which 0% credit card deal should I get?

      I bought some furniture this year and now have a couple of thousand pounds sitting on my NatWest credit card charging...

    33. June 25, 2015

      HMRC hires extra staff after third of phone calls go unanswered

      As many as one in three phone calls to HM Revenue & Customs went unanswered in recent months, prompting an admission...

    34. June 25, 2015

      Indispensable banks need a sturdy ringfence

      The costs imposed by the financial crises that hit western economies in 2007 have been enormous. UK gross domestic...

    35. June 25, 2015

      Taxpayers hit with ‘spectacularly wrong’ avoidance bills

      Taxpayers caught in the government’s clampdown on avoidance have received highly inflated tax bills for their...

    36. June 25, 2015

      Prime property tax squeezes wealthy foreigners

      Wealthy non-nationals are becoming an increasingly lucrative source of income for the UK government, as a tax on home...

    37. June 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: The wrong tax reform

      No bang, no buck In the run-up to his first true blue Budget, chancellor George Osborne has been told by his...

    38. 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...

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