50p Tax

Miliband's 50p Tax Plan 'Gives The Tories A Free Hit', Warns Labour Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and the Labour party risk giving the Tories a "free hit" by depicting them as anti-business due to their plan to reinstate the 50p top rat...

Mehdi Hasan

Is Loyal Tessa Striking Out On Her Own?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Dame Tessa Jowell has a simple message for anyone who thinks she might be too old to be mayor of London. "My pilates class teacher said 'I have women ...

A Moral Case for Higher Taxes

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Jobs will be lost because bosses have to pay a bit more tax? How does that work? They're going to shut down factories, lay off staff, because they have to pay a bit more income tax? I don't think so.Investors will tear up their business plans because they feel sorry for UK chief executives with fewer pounds in their pockets? Why on earth would they? It simply makes no sense.

Were Margaret Thatcher And Dwight Eisenhower 'Crazed, Immoral, Class Warriors'?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Telegraph columnist Iain Martin claims Labour's 50p top rate of tax pledge is 'crazed, immoral class warfare'. But in doing so, he ignores the lessons of history, examples from abroad, empirical evidence and the opinion polls.

Raising the Top Rate of Income Tax Isn't About Envy, it's About Justice

John Wight | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Raising the top rate of income tax isn't about envy, it's about justice. But it only goes so far. We also need to start talking about raising the minimum wage, clamping down on tax avoidance and evasion, and public ownership. Enough is enough. The rich have been taking the rest of us for a ride for far too long.

'Even Daily Mail Readers Support Our 50p Tax Plans'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna has launched a staunch defence of Labour's plan to bring back the 50p upper rate of income tax for those earning over £150,000, insistin...

Which Of Dave's Pals Have Just Got Gongs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Apprentice star Karren Brady and Ian Cheshire, boss of the DIY giant, both advisers to David Cameron, lead the businesspeople who have received honour...

PREDICT: What Will The Government U-Turn On Next?

The Huffington Post UK \ | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

Another week, another series of U-turns - at least that's how it feels. The news that the pasty tax has proved too hot too handle and the caravan tax ...

Noisy PMQs Sees Cameron On The Ropes

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics

Well what do you know, a PMQs followed some unemployment statistics that weren't bad for the government! And David Cameron wasn't going to let those ...

50p Tax Cut Estimates 'Highly Uncertain', Warn MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics

Estimates used by George Osborne to justify the axing of the 50p top tax rate are "highly uncertain", an influential group of MPs warned today. The...

Why Did Ed Balls Not Vote Against 50p Tax Last Night?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has been mocked by Tories and members of other parties, after he and the vast majority of Labour MPs couldn't be bothered t...

'A Bold Move': Cameron Defends Tax Cut For The Rich

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has defended his government's "bold" decision to cut tax for Britain's highest earners. The prime minister spoke out after Chancellor...

Taxing Times: Backlash Over Granny Tax

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne is facing a mounting backlash over his £1 billion "granny tax" raid on the incomes of millions of pensioners. The Chancellor's move...

The Budget 2012 Review: For the Richer or for the Poorer?

Callum Jones | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Callum Jones

Coalition budget discussions have not been carried out behind closed doors. They have been testing the waters during these conversations by 'briefing' the press. This is obviously nothing like leaking, which has a completely different name.

Leaks Become Torrents - Our Roundup Of The Sunday Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics

The way things are going George Osborne's 2012 Budget speech on Wednesday is going to be quite tedious, because almost all of the big items will have ...

50p Tax - Poll Suggest Most Think It Should Remain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Most voters are against scrapping the 50p tax rate for top earners - including half of Tory supporters, a poll suggested just days before George Osbor...

The Week That Was: World Relations

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As mothers across Britain wake up this morning to bunches of flowers, breakfast in bed and handmade cards, it seems appropriate that one of the biggest news stories of the past week was the sharp increase in the number of women taking up board positions across the UK. I say "sharp increase", in practical terms, the headline-making reality is merely that we are on track to exceed the government's recommendation of 25% of FTSE 100 board positions being filled by women by 2015, hardly a victory for equality, but a step in the right direction if nothing else.

Ed Balls : Reverse Tax Breaks For The Rich

PA | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics

The highest-earning 1% should have their pensions tax relief slashed so that cuts to tax credits can be reversed, Labour's top team has urged. Geor...

Clegg's Message To Osborne: Tax The Rich More

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne "must" make the wealthiest pay more to help fund tax cuts for the less well off in next week's budget, Nick Clegg will tell his party's...

'Damaging' 50p Tax Rate Should Be Cut, Say Business Leaders

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

More than 500 business leaders called today for the "damaging" 50p top rate of tax to be ditched in the budget. Entrepreneurs from across the count...

2012 Budget - Osborne Says No To New Borrowing

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has warned that any tax cuts in next month's 2012 Budget would have to come from further cuts in public spending, insisting ...

Telegraph: David Cameron Abandons Plans To Scrap 50p Tax - At Least Until 2015

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister and George Osborne are understood to have concluded that abolishing the levy is politically impossible in the near future amid fear...

City Leaders Urge George Osborne To Scrap 50p Tax

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Axing the 50p tax should be among the "immediate actions" George Osborne takes to shore up Britain's economy against the fallout from the eurozone cri...

The 50p tax Sends the Wrong Message to Entrepreneurs

Professor Mark Harrison | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Politics
Professor Mark Harrison

George Osborne should ignore the political pressures for maintaining the 50p tax. If we want Britain to succeed in the global economy, our growth message should be that entrepreneurialism and aspiration are welcome in the UK indefinitely.