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      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 the...

    2. 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. If she...

    1. 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 for...

    2. 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 is...

    3. 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 industry...

    4. 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 of...

    5. 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 government...

    6. 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 crackdown on...

    7. 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 the...

    8. 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 group,...

    9. 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 higher...

    10. 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 me...

    11. 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 that...

    12. 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 product...

    13. 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 involvement in...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 predecessor...

    16. 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 40p in...

    17. June 24, 2015

      Osborne’s opportunity for audacious tax reform

      George Osborne has delivered six budgets, never once with a free hand. The chancellor endured five years of horse-trading in...

    18. June 22, 2015

      Tax advisers: the backlash against the backlash

      In its 87-year history, Taxation magazine has not often been known for courting notoriety. Aimed at UK tax advisers, a...

    19. June 19, 2015

      Free Lunch: Getting fiscal policy right

      Intellectual lemonade from a policy lemon If nothing else, George Osborne's uber-political pledge to legally require himself...

    20. June 19, 2015

      Boost for Osborne as rising tax take lifts UK public finances

      Strong tax revenues in May provided George Osborne with a boost on Friday as the public finances improved faster than...

    21. June 18, 2015

      Entrepreneurs hit by overreaching tax reforms

      Owners of small businesses face being denied tax relief on the sale of stakes held via joint ventures after a government...

    22. June 17, 2015

      First multinationals warn over being hit by Osborne’s ‘Google tax’

      A group of US-listed companies have become the first multinationals to warn investors they could be hit by the UK’s new...

    23. June 16, 2015

      Businesses and councils call for rates devolution

      Business organisations and councils have called for business rate decisions to be made locally, as the new Conservative...

    24. June 16, 2015

      Skimping tax can still leave a bitter taste for coffee companies

      When Ethical Consumer magazine cast a critical eye over coffee shops’ tax affairs this year, it singled out small companies...

    25. June 12, 2015

      Frozen duty drives motoring taxes to new low

      Motorists are contributing the lowest share of UK tax through fuel duties for more than 15 years, but expectations of higher...

    26. June 12, 2015

      HMRC’s Google deal ignites cloud security concerns

      Concerns over taxpayer privacy have been raised by the UK tax authority’s foray into cloud computing, seen by some as a step...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Top UK earners warned over expected pension tax relief changes

      Top earners are being urged to put as much into their pensions as possible ahead of expected changes in the Budget that...

    28. June 7, 2015

      Rise in FTSE 100 companies disclosing UK tax information

      Demands for greater transparency from business about their tax affairs have prompted more than half of all FTSE 100...

    29. June 5, 2015

      Wealthy clients told of loopholes in new UK transparency law

      A leading law firm has told wealthy clients they can avoid “unwanted public scrutiny” from new transparency laws, in a sign...

    30. June 5, 2015

      VCT windup could leave investors with tax bill

      The proposed closure of an investment vehicle focused on Aim-listed companies threatens to land investors with hefty bills...

    31. June 5, 2015

      Millions snared by income tax traps

      Changes to headline rates of tax — or politicians’ promises not to raise them — tend to elicit the biggest reaction from the...

    32. June 5, 2015

      HMRC’s numbers don’t add up

      HM Revenue & Customs’ admission this week that it is being crushed under the weight of hundreds of thousands of postal...

    33. June 4, 2015

      European court rules against low VAT for energy-saving equipment

      The government’s “tax lock commitment” was put in doubt on Thursday after Europe’s highest court ruled that its reduced...

    34. June 4, 2015

      HMRC seeks private sector partner for UK’s largest IT contract

      Britain’s tax authority is seeking a private sector partner to help it manage the replacement of its multimillion pound IT...

    35. June 1, 2015

      Plan for pan-European tax system dismissed

      A Treasury minister has dismissed Brussels’ latest move to combat tax avoidance as “an answer still looking for a question”....

    36. June 1, 2015

      Labour has nothing left to say on tax

      Here is something that no candidate for the Labour party leadership will say, or perhaps even think. It is an internally...

    37. June 1, 2015

      More UK tax evaders going to jail but prison terms are falling

      More people are going to prison for tax evasion in the UK, according to official statistics, but the average length of these...

    38. May 30, 2015

      HM Revenue & Customs in U-turn over missed tax return deadline

      Nearly 1m people who missed the January 31 deadline for filing their tax returns could escape the £100 automatic penalty...

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