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    1. 12 hours ago

      HMRC seeks to challenge $1bn Littlewoods payout

      The UK tax authority is seeking to appeal to the country’s highest court after failing in its latest attempt to block a £1bn...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

      Amazon has started to pay taxes on sales to its UK customers in Britain rather than in Luxembourg, in a climbdown after...

    1. May 22, 2015

      Liberty tax scheme investors hopeful of appeal success

      Investors in a disputed tsaving investment scheme could get off the hook for millions in unpaid tax, according to the...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Bernie Ecclestone battles with HMRC over £1bn tax bill

      Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, is fighting a tax bill of more than £1bn, after Revenue & Customs...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Next loses battle with HMRC over tax avoidance scheme

      Next, the high street retail group, has lost a £22.4m legal battle with HM Revenue & Customs over a tax-avoidance scheme. A...

    4. May 19, 2015

      UK ‘non-doms’ urged to step up offshore tax plans

      Some wealthy UK “non-doms” are being advised to accelerate plans to transfer money to offshore trusts in case tax rules are...

    5. May 19, 2015

      Pensions for nannies spark black market warning

      Nanny agencies are warning of a growing “black market” in childcare as middle-class parents resort to cash-in-hand payments...

    6. May 15, 2015

      Tax treatment of couples criticised

      Campaigners have called for greater consistency in the definition of couples for tax and benefits, criticising the UK tax...

    7. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    8. May 14, 2015

      Nothing is certain except death and taxes (or compulsory saving)

      The victory of the Conservatives has put them in charge of the UK for the next five years. But it has not resolved many...

    9. May 14, 2015

      HMRC under attack over £100 fines for late tax returns

      A charity has attacked the automatic £100 fine for late tax returns as “nothing short of oppressive” as it urged Revenue &...

    10. May 11, 2015

      Bank levy is ripe for reform as lenders cannot be vilified forever

      Chancellor George Osborne is planning another Budget soon, as the UK’s new Conservative administration redoubles its efforts...

    11. May 11, 2015

      Tories aim to raise extra £5bn a year in tax avoidance clampdown

      The Conservatives are set to press on with efforts to counter tax avoidance and evasion, with measures on the way including...

    12. May 10, 2015

      Piecemeal UK tax rises seem ‘inevitable’

      George Osborne is expected to rely on piecemeal tax changes and frozen thresholds to raise extra revenue after his...

    13. May 10, 2015

      SNP vows to win more power over business tax and welfare

      The Scottish National party will make it a priority to win greater power over business taxes, welfare and the minimum wage...

    14. May 8, 2015

      Prospect of separate Scottish tax regime stokes business alarm

      Directors of Standard Life are preparing to issue a coded warning next week on the dangers of Scotland’s tax regime...

    15. May 8, 2015

      Wealthy breathe a sigh of relief at Tory victory

      Additional rate taxpayers, non-doms, London property owners and buy-to-let landlords breathed a collective sigh of relief at...

    16. May 7, 2015

      General election: Preserving generous tax rules is key UK concern

      Preserving Britain’s generous tax treatment of interest costs has emerged as the top concern of large companies as they...

    17. May 7, 2015

      Banker-bashing makes a comeback in general election campaign

      Banker-bashing is back. The City had thought the worst was over, as a recovering UK economy reduced public anger, but the...

    18. May 4, 2015

      UK Supreme Court to hear HMRC case on bank bonuses

      The UK’s highest court is to hear an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to avoid paying tax...

    19. May 1, 2015

      Scorn poured over parties’ tax avoidance pledges

      Political pledges to raise billions more from tackling tax avoidance and evasion have been strongly criticised as unspecific...

    20. May 1, 2015

      UK Revenue faces legal challenge over HSBC tax scandal

      The UK tax authority faces a potential judicial review over its handling of the evasion scandal involving HSBC’s Swiss...

    21. April 30, 2015

      The looming post-election nightmare of stealth taxes

      Alice Cooper, the US rock star famous for his gorily theatrical stage shows, sang: “I’m top prime cut of meat, I’m your...

    22. April 30, 2015

      Higher earners have fewer options if 50p rate proceeds

      The potential reintroduction of the 50 per cent income tax rate after next week’s election is seen by high earners as a more...

    23. April 30, 2015

      Voters in marginals seek clampdown on corporate tax avoidance

      Most voters in marginal constituencies have told pollsters that politicians have not gone far enough in promising to crack...

    24. April 29, 2015

      Cameron’s pledges unwise or costly or both, says Lawson

      David Cameron has been accused by Lord Lawson, former Conservative chancellor, of making a flurry of promises that are...

    25. April 29, 2015

      An election campaign that is too full of gimmickry

      UK election campaigns always have their fair share of histrionics. Activists in chicken suits stalk their political...

    26. April 29, 2015

      Labour’s Margaret Hodge accused of hypocrisy over tax affairs

      A prominent Labour politician and a fierce critic of tax avoidance has been accused of hypocrisy after receiving shares in a...

    27. April 29, 2015

      Cameron pledges to ban tax rises until 2020

      David Cameron will on Wednesday promise a law banning any rise in income tax, VAT or national insurance in the next...

    28. April 28, 2015

      General election: IFS attacks parties’ pension proposals

      Plans for curbs on pension tax relief drawn up by both main political parties in the UK have been lambasted by an...

    29. April 28, 2015

      HSBC by the numbers: headquarters threat and what it means on tax

      HSBC threatens to move headquarters out of UK HSBC’s announcement that it is reviewing whether to keep its headquarters in...

    30. April 28, 2015

      Two thirds of new UK cars pay no tax in first year

      Two-thirds of new cars sold in the UK now have such low carbon emission ratings that they pay no tax for the first year,...

    31. April 26, 2015

      People earning £2m more than double share of income tax to 5%

      People earning more than £2m a year — a small enough group to fit into the Royal Albert Hall — more than doubled their share...

    32. April 24, 2015

      Second home owners targeted by Lib Dems

      Owners of second homes would be in line for higher council tax bills under Liberal Democrat proposals to stem rural house...

    33. April 22, 2015

      SNP corporate tax proposal could lower rates across UK

      A Scottish National party push to control business taxes would potentially cut corporation tax revenues in Scotland and the...

    34. April 21, 2015

      Scotland warned of substantial tax rises

      Scotland would need to make “substantial” tax rises or spending cuts if it won full control over taxation and spending, a...

    35. April 19, 2015

      Parties form consensus on tax avoidance crackdown

      Business is braced for a slew of new anti-avoidance measures after the UK general election next month as politicians compete...

    36. April 19, 2015

      FT City Network: Support for Labour’s non-dom reforms

      There is clear appetite for reform of the UK’s “non-domicile” tax system among some of the City of London’s elite, giving...

    37. April 19, 2015

      FT City Network — transcript: ‘How important are non-doms to London?

      With less than a month to go until the UK general election, immigration and tax have emerged as two of the key points of...

    38. April 17, 2015

      The politicians intent on pillaging your pension

      The Green party proposed an eye-catching policy for high earning London home­owners with large pension savings this week. It...

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