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    1. December 19, 2014

      Property scheme investors face tax demands

      Investors in commercial property ventures designed to benefit from generous tax reliefs are to be subject to new government...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Film investors mount legal challenge over upfront tax demands

      Investors accused of tax avoidance are mounting a legal challenge to demands for upfront payment by HM Revenue & Customs. An...

    1. December 19, 2014

      Higher receipts boost public finances

      Higher receipts helped the UK’s public finances improve slightly in November but the Chancellor still faces a tough...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Multinationals edge nearer tax refund legal victory

      Multinationals have moved a step closer to winning their long running court battle for up to £4bn of tax refunds, after the...

    3. December 12, 2014

      Investors to lose tax break after renewable energy abuses

      Ministers have cracked down on exploitation of a tax break meant to help early-stage companies raise finance, as figures...

    4. December 11, 2014

      Criminal penalty omitted from tax evasion clampdown

      A controversial proposal to make it an automatic criminal offence to hold undeclared taxable income offshore has been...

    5. 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...

    6. December 10, 2014

      UK’s George Osborne goes it alone on corporate tax avoidance

      The British public is not overly fond of multinational companies and the government needs revenue. Put these two facts...

    7. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern Ireland’s...

    8. December 10, 2014

      Business leaders attack UK ‘Google tax’

      George Osborne’s plan to crack down on corporate tax avoidance with a new “diverted profits tax” has been attacked by...

    9. December 9, 2014

      US envoy defends Facebook over tax and Rigby incident

      The US ambassador to London said on Tuesday he believed Facebook, along with other US companies such as Amazon, Google and...

    10. December 8, 2014

      PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

      MPs accused a firm of accountants of “selling tax avoidance on an industrial scale” on Monday after a tense parliamentary...

    11. December 8, 2014

      HMRC tax campaign targets solicitors

      Solicitors have become the latest group to come under scrutiny from the UK tax authority, which on Tuesday announced an...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Stamp duty now merely a ‘bad’ tax

      Britain’s stamp duty regime will continue to distort the housing market in spite of radical reforms unveiled by George...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Multinationals and the new politics of hate

      The odd financial crisis aside, the past 30 years hasn’t been a bad time to be a large multinational corporation. Interest...

    14. December 5, 2014

      Since you asked: Stamp duty divides buyers and sellers

      Stamp duty reform ends ‘tax on aspiration’ FT.com, December 3 Three cheers for George Osborne! Now many more people will be...

    15. December 4, 2014

      Think-tank criticises George Osborne’s ‘bad habits’ on tax

      George Osborne has flattered the public finances by using a temporary tax increase for banks to finance permanent tax cuts,...

    16. December 4, 2014

      Treasury listens to VAT fears of digital entrepreneurs

      Business campaigners say the government is finally listening to their warnings that EU value added tax changes intended to...

    17. December 4, 2014

      Google tax probably needs a Google brain behind it

      So Britain is going to get its very own Google tax. George Osborne, the chancellor, confirmed the plan this week. He has...

    18. December 4, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Tobacco groups attack proposed profit levy

      Tobacco companies could be hit with millions of pounds of new taxes under a new levy proposed by the UK government. A...

    19. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne’s £18bn question

      Forget the $64m question. It was the £18bn conundrum that left economists scratching their heads all afternoon on Wednesday....

    20. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Stamp duty follows Scottish government

      In unveiling a reform of stamp duty on house purchases, replacing the old slab structure with a progressive tax, George...

    21. December 3, 2014

      Osborne dons populist armour for election campaign

      George Osborne has laid out the battleground for the next election in a populist Autumn Statement targeting banks,...

    22. December 3, 2014

      Autumn statement: ‘Non-doms’ face extra charges on two fronts

      Wealthy foreigners who are long-term residents of the UK will face an annual charge of up to £90,000 and higher taxes on...

    23. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Tax receipts fall short of forecasts

      The fragility of the public finances was underlined on Wednesday by official forecasts suggesting that the tax-to-GDP ratio...

    24. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Chancellor reforms stamp duty

      Chancellor George Osborne is scrapping the current stamp duty system in favour of a sliding scale, in one of the biggest...

    25. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Comic shop owner welcomes rates review

      Dark Matter Café, a comic book shop and board and card game café, opened near the centre of Durham almost exactly a year...

    26. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: UK ‘Google tax’ targets multinationals

      UK chancellor George Osborne has targeted tax-avoiding tech companies, banks and London’s high-end property market in his...

    27. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    28. December 2, 2014

      UK agrees deal on ‘patent box’ tax break

      The Treasury has described its decision to bow to international pressure over a tax break on intellectual property as a...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: High yields present stamp duty reform puzzle

      George Osborne and Treasury officials have this week been poring over how to tackle stamp duty reform in Wednesday’s Autumn...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    31. 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,...

    32. December 1, 2014

      Osborne ready to devolve corporation tax powers to Stormont

      George Osborne will signal his backing this week for the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland, in a politically...

    33. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    34. December 1, 2014

      UK loses top spot in league table of company tax regimes

      The UK has lost its top slot in a league table of multinational companies’ favourite tax regimes, in spite of George...

    35. December 1, 2014

      Crackdown on tax abuses by technology companies

      Multinational companies are braced for a tax crackdown after George Osborne vowed to use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday...

    36. November 28, 2014

      George Osborne rules out UK rise in duty on petrol

      George Osborne has ruled out an increase in the duty on petrol despite a sharp fall in the price of a barrel of oil,...

    37. November 28, 2014

      Tax scheme investors warned about mailshots

      Investors in tax-saving arrangements that are the subject of a government clampdown on avoidance have been warned about...

    38. 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...

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