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    1. February 12, 2016

      HMRC pledges to make expat tax avoiders pay up

      The UK tax authority is taking its drive to collect avoidance debts beyond the country’s borders, threatening to co-opt...

    2. February 12, 2016

      George Osborne voices support for tax transparency

      The UK chancellor has thrown his support behind plans to force multinational companies to reveal more information about...

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    1. February 12, 2016

      Millions of households face 4 per cent council tax rise

      Millions of households face higher council tax bills from April, as more than a hundred councils in England propose tax...

    2. February 11, 2016

      HMRC wrestles with tax system for digital age

      The UK tax authority has rejected VAT applications from microbusinesses, highlighting the problems of creating tax...

    3. February 11, 2016

      Business braced for cuts to prized tax breaks

      Businesses are preparing themselves for cuts to prized tax breaks for corporate debt, in a Budget crackdown that would...

    4. February 11, 2016

      Google tells MPs: ‘We are paying 20% tax’

      The head of Google’s European operation was accused of living “in a different world” as MPs questioned him about the...

    5. February 11, 2016

      Water companies press for tax exemption

      Water companies are pressing the government to exempt them from stricter tax rules on interest costs. The debt-laden...

    6. February 11, 2016

      Conservative MPs rebel over pension tax relief reforms

      George Osborne has been warned that he faces a “riot” and an “explosion” from his MPs if he proceeds with plans to...

    7. February 9, 2016

      Osborne can afford to wait for a budget surplus

      George Osborne has staked his political future on restoring order to Britain’s public finances. His own measure of...

    8. February 9, 2016

      We should create a tax system that reassures the public

      Campaigners, the media and politicians of both left and right have all expressed outrage at the amount of corporation...

    9. February 8, 2016

      UK taxes on motoring and alcohol ‘a mess’, says IFS

      Taxes on motoring and alcohol have been branded “a mess” by an independent think-tank, which said they were responsible...

    10. February 8, 2016

      Ministers urged to be transparent on tax deals

      The UK government is being urged to open its tax settlements with multinationals to independent scrutiny, in response...

    11. February 7, 2016

      Osborne pushed to clarify when banks can offset regulatory costs

      George Osborne, the chancellor, has been called upon to clarify when banks might use costs relating to misconduct and...

    12. February 4, 2016

      A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al

      The world’s leading technology firms are becoming increasingly unhappy at the backlash over their tax arrangements and...

    13. February 2, 2016

      UK’s corporate tax system ‘decaying’

      Britain’s corporate tax system is “decaying”, MPs were told on Tuesday, as George Osborne came under renewed fire over...

    14. February 2, 2016

      Tax link to charity giving ruled out

      The amount people donate to charity is not affected by whether they live in a high-tax or low-tax country, the...

    15. February 2, 2016

      Free Lunch: Levies without borders

      The taxman awakens The absurdity of how multinational corporations are taxed, let alone how they are not taxed,...

    16. February 1, 2016

      Late tax returns net £87m in fines for HMRC

      The Revenue can expect an £87m windfall after one in 13 taxpayers failed to file their self-assessment returns online...

    17. January 31, 2016

      Angela Eagle criticises Corbyn’s plan for dividend ban

      Angela Eagle, Labour’s business spokeswoman, has denounced as “unworkable” a suggestion by party leader Jeremy Corbyn...

    18. January 31, 2016

      Osborne backs push for multinationals tax transparency

      George Osborne is backing an initiative to force multinational companies to open up their tax arrangements to public...

    19. January 31, 2016

      Don’t get mad at Google — get even

      Whenever Google gets into a spot of bother about how much tax it pays, the US search company comes up with the same...

    20. January 29, 2016

      Google’s £130m tax pact: HMRC is not ‘busy cutting special deals’

      A significant redesign of the system of international taxation might be needed to deal with “derisory” corporate tax...

    21. January 29, 2016

      How can I increase my savings in line with house prices?

      My husband and I are selling a property in the north of England and will receive equity proceeds of around £200,000. We...

    22. January 29, 2016

      Google tax: the 6-year audit that ended in a political storm

      The Google party was one of the hot tickets in the Swiss ski resort of Davos last week, as the pop star will.i.am...

    23. January 29, 2016

      HMRC signals the end of the tax return

      The end of January is a time of year that generally prompts a feeling of impending doom for many of the 10m plus people...

    24. January 29, 2016

      Dividend tax changes prompt business owners to take the cash

      Business owners are accelerating dividend payments from their companies to avoid higher tax rates introduced from...

    25. January 28, 2016

      Europe sets out plans to curb corporate tax avoidance

      Europe has launched an assault on tax avoidance by multinational companies, pledging on Thursday to close regulatory...

    26. January 28, 2016

      Europeans pursuing Google need to look closer to home

      For politicians the success of others is a bitter pill to swallow. The energy spent in Brussels policing the storage...

    27. January 27, 2016

      Google faces tax headaches across Europe

      Google has not agreed settlements in its tax disputes across Europe and is not close to doing so, according to a person...

    28. January 27, 2016

      Cameron defends Google tax deal by criticising Labour’s record

      David Cameron criticised the last Labour government’s failure to collect taxes from Google as he sought to deflect...

    29. January 27, 2016

      Government loses legal challenge to ‘bedroom tax’

      The government has lost a high-profile legal challenge to the “bedroom tax” brought by a domestic abuse victim and the...

    30. January 26, 2016

      Google’s tax deal should face a proper legal test

      The muted cheers that greeted the announcement of Google’s British tax deal at the end of last week have rapidly turned...

    31. January 26, 2016

      Facebook resists UK attempts to claim back-tax

      Facebook is resisting attempts by Britain’s tax authorities to reclaim back-taxes, a stance likely to heighten public...

    32. January 26, 2016

      Experts probe Google UK tax payment

      When MPs lined up to criticise what they called a “derisory” tax payment by Google on Monday, some argued the tech...

    33. January 26, 2016

      The UK tax authority must apply some muscle towards Google

      Google’s deal to settle its UK tax affairs with a paltry £130m payment leaves plenty of unanswered questions. The...

    34. January 25, 2016

      Tax specialists criticise Google deal as opaque

      MPs and tax experts are calling for more explanation of a deal between Google and tax authorities that ended a...

    35. January 25, 2016

      Backlash builds against Google tax deal

      Downing Street distanced itself on Monday from George Osborne’s claim that the tax deal with Google represented “a...

    36. January 24, 2016

      Google’s tax deal is a welcome sign of political winds shifting

      Google’s UK tax settlement of £130m is a drop in the ocean compared with the hundreds of billions of dollars that US...

    37. January 24, 2016

      MPs question Google’s £130m UK tax deal

      Google is to face a grilling from members of parliament over concerns that the Silicon Valley group’s agreement to pay...

    38. January 24, 2016

      HMRC reviews telecoms tax to combat VAT fraud

      HM Revenue & Customs is urgently changing the way it taxes telecoms companies because of signs that criminal gangs are...

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