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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. May 19, 2016

      Tax breaks attacked as being ‘welfare for wealthy’

      Many tax breaks amount to “welfare for the wealthy”, according to a barrister calling for an overhaul of reliefs on...

    3. May 17, 2016

      Record number of solvent companies liquidated

      A record number of solvent companies were liquidated in March because of directors rushing to cash in before rule...

    4. May 6, 2016

      Taxman targets salaries worth weight in gold

      Companies must stop paying staff in gold bars as a way of avoiding tax, Revenue & Customs warned on Friday. HMRC said a...

    5. May 6, 2016

      Tighter pension rules boost EIS inflows

      Wealthy investors hit by limits on how much they can save into their pensions have boosted funds flowing into...

    6. May 4, 2016

      Sportech wins latest round of ‘Spot the Ball’ tax battle

      The company that runs the football pools is hoping to enjoy a multimillion payout of its own after scoring a...

    7. May 1, 2016

      Pictet & Cie to allow clients to domicile wealth in UK

      Pictet & Cie, Switzerland’s largest independent private bank, will allow clients to domicile wealth in the UK, in a...

    8. April 29, 2016

      Q&A: Tax devolution in the UK

      Local elections across England on May 5 have been overshadowed by June’s referendum on EU membership. On the same day,...

    9. April 27, 2016

      David Cameron takes aim at fund managers’ hidden charges

      David Cameron has waded into the debate on fund managers’ hidden charges, saying that consumers’ lack of understanding...

    10. April 26, 2016

      IFS criticises ‘ad hoc’ UK tax policies

      The UK Treasury’s “ad hoc” tax policymaking is putting revenues at risk, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies...

    11. April 25, 2016

      Review: ‘Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe’, by Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage

      In pre-revolutionary France the nobility was exempt from the taille, the land tax imposed on the people. Instead, they...

    12. April 22, 2016

      Tax schemes film saga creates villains and victims

      Another week, another victory in court for the taxman — and one that leaves investors in contested film schemes facing...

    13. April 21, 2016

      A tepid crusade against illicit offshore finance

      The publication of the Panama Papers and the revelation that David Cameron benefited from his father’s offshore trust...

    14. April 19, 2016

      UK insurer Prudential closer to £100m refund in marathon tax case

      Prudential came a step closer to securing a tax refund of more than £100m on Tuesday in the latest round of the UK...

    15. April 19, 2016

      Transparency over tax is not the answer to evasion

      The Panama Papers have provoked yet more soul searching about tax avoidance. So over the weekend I read the guidance on...

    16. April 17, 2016

      Companies to be liable for not stopping employees facilitating tax evasion

      UK and foreign companies would be criminally liable for failing to prevent their staff facilitating tax evasion, under...

    17. April 15, 2016

      Kensington tax bills breach £50,000 a year

      Income tax paid by residents of the UK’s wealthiest constituency hit a record high in 2013-14, the year the top rate...

    18. April 13, 2016

      HMRC prosecutions unlikely after Panama Papers leak

      The Panama Papers may succeed in embarrassing individuals linked to offshore financial centres, but popular demands for...

    19. April 11, 2016

      Cameron comes out fighting on his tax affairs

      David Cameron has claimed that the Trades Union Congress, Islington council and the Guardian newspaper all have...

    20. April 11, 2016

      A sense of proportion is needed on MPs and tax

      At various moments in the past two decades, the British public has whipped itself into a frenzy about the behaviour of...

    21. April 11, 2016

      David Cameron is right to take control of his public image

      Who is to blame for David Cameron’s inept handling of the Panama Papers revelations? The prime minister himself or...

    22. April 10, 2016

      David Cameron and the great tax kerfuffle

      There is only one conclusion to be drawn from the kerfuffle over David Cameron’s tax affairs. What was all the fuss...

    23. April 8, 2016

      Cameron’s investments are no misdemeanour

      The revelations about offshore financial dealings that have emerged from the Panama Papers have embarrassed...

    24. April 8, 2016

      I’m 35, should I open a Lifetime Isa?

      I’m 35, have a workplace pension and already own a house. Can I still open a Lifetime Isa? I am interested in these...

    25. April 5, 2016

      Treasury expects £2.6bn boost from dividend payments surge

      A surge of last-minute dividend payments will boost Treasury receipts next year by an estimated £2.6bn, in one of a...

    26. April 1, 2016

      Experts forecast terrible Isa sales season

      Remember the Isa? Funding these popular savings and investments accounts appears to have fallen off many investors’...

    27. April 1, 2016

      Are premium bonds still worth it?

      Many of us dream of winning £1m on the premium bonds. But the chances of hitting this jackpot are about to be reduced,...

    28. March 31, 2016

      The welfare state is a piggy bank for life

      How is the “welfare state” to be justified? The usual answer is that it is a way for the well-off to help the less...

    29. March 31, 2016

      Private equity execs face bigger tax on ‘carried interest’

      Britain’s private equity executives are adjusting to a new era after legislation revealed how much more tax they will...

    30. March 30, 2016

      The National Living Wage: a story in charts

      The national living wage, which is introduced this week, will force companies to pay their lowest-earning employees...

    31. March 30, 2016

      Will Britain’s HMRC refund a late tax filing penalty?

      I am 27. Between leaving university and starting work with my employer in September 2011, I was self-employed for a...

    32. March 24, 2016

      Chart that tells a story: ‘All in this together’?

      What does this show? This chart illustrates how changes to the UK tax and benefit regime during the current parliament...

    33. March 23, 2016

      Your thoughts on Budget 2016’s impact on your finances

      Wednesday’s 2016 Budget proposal will have at least a small financial impact on every UK resident. It may save you a...

    34. March 22, 2016

      Scottish National party to freeze income tax until 2022

      Ever since confirmation that Scotland will gain substantial powers over income tax, the ruling Scottish National party...

    35. March 21, 2016

      Cameron moves to close down VAT rebellion

      Downing Street will seek to close down a rebellion over VAT on Tuesday by making the highly unusual move of accepting...

    36. March 19, 2016

      Is the sugar tax an example of the nanny state going too far?

      George Osborne announced the long-debated sugar tax in his Budget this week. This will see a levy introduced on sugary...

    37. March 18, 2016

      Budget: Crackdown on ‘disguised remuneration schemes’

      Beneficiaries of loans designed to shield billions of pounds from income tax were singled out for special scrutiny in...

    38. March 18, 2016

      Nudge, nudge! How the sugar tax will help British diets

      George Osborne’s Budget on Wednesday was a noisy hour of jeers and cheers punctuated by a notable moment of quiet. The...

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