Corporation Tax

Why I Think George Osborne's Corporation Tax Policy Is Justified

Arjun Barn | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Arjun Barn

f governments fail to act in closing tax avoidance schemes and loopholes, there is a strong possibility that future profits resulting from lower taxes will simply end up in the pockets of senior managers in a tax haven, far out of reach of the British government and certainly not going towards helping the 1 million people who now rely on emergency food hand-outs. It is time for Labour to Act.

Less Taxes, But More Tax? George Osborne's Plan For NI Merger

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne could merge income tax and national insurance if the Tories are re-elected at the next general election. In a manifesto pledge that ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Jean-Claude Juncker? He's My Best Mate

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 30 June 2014... 1) JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER? HE'S MY BEST MATE Dave isn't going to accept defeat quietly. ...

Banks 'Paid Out Twice As Much In Bonuses As Corporation Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Banks have paid out twice as much in bonuses as corporation tax since the financial crash in 2008, official figures show. According to figures from...

Ken Calls For 'Turnover Tax' To Stop Tax Dodging Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been urged to propose a tax on companies' turnover in a bid to clamp down on "tax evasion and tax avoidance" by former Labour London M...

Paxo Grills Bill Gates On Wealth Inequality

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman interviewed Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, tackling wealth inequality, international aid...

Demystifying Corporate Tax Avoidance

Daniel Woods | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Woods

Over the last year corporation tax has surged up the political agenda. Partly due to grandstanding by the public affairs committee, and partly due to an increased public appetite for tax justice in the present austerity context...

UK Open for Business - Please Tread Carefully

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Britain is open for business, the Government is keen to say, and there are signs over the past few weeks that global firms are indeed looking seriously at entering the door. Yes, the UK offers a business-friendly tax culture. Yes, the workforce is trained and motivated in many areas. But there are complications that could trip up the unwary.

'First July Deficit In Three Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

George Osborne's deficit reduction agenda has taken a hit as government borrowing rose £1.3 billion in July due to higher spending, leaving the count...

Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Harry Freedman | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
Harry Freedman

It seems that every day another company hits the headlines for behaving badly. The offences vary, it can be multinationals avoiding tax, banks wrecking the economy, energy giants polluting the environment, utilities price fixing, tech companies passing consumer data to governments or many other things.

Better Latte Than Never?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Starbucks says it has paid UK corporation tax for the first time since 2008. The coffee giant announced it had paid £5 million and will pay a furt...

Why Did Thames Water Pay No Corporation Tax?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

The UK's biggest water company paid no corporation tax and received £5 million credit from the Treasury during a year in which revenues rose to £1.8...

How Much Tax Did Amazon Pay After £4.2bn Sales?

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The UK arm of internet shopping giant Amazon paid corporation tax of just £2.4 million last year despite earning sales of £4.2 billion. Details o...

Northern Ireland's 15th Birthday Present and Reward for Unruliness: A Handsome Cash Transfer

Brian John Spencer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Fifteen years ago Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and other statesmen mediated the un-mediatable and created the Northern Ireland that we know today. Some see the bargain as a grand failure. The creation of a parochial sectarian state suspended in a form of purgatory with a bloody history and no future.

Npower Admits Paying No Corporation Tax for Three Years

PA | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

Npower has admitted it has not paid corporation tax in the UK for three years, saying it has invested "billions" in new power stations and wind techno...

Jessica Elgot

'Tax Cuts For The Sector Which Needs It Least'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. Corporation tax ...

Treasury Gets Tough On Tax Avoiding Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

Companies found guilty of aggressive tax avoidance will be banned from bidding for major government contracts, under new rules published by the Treasu...

Amazon Made £498 A Second In Last Three Months Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

As high street retailers continue to suffer, their pain will no doubt be made worse by learning that Amazon pulled in £498 EVERY SECOND in the last t...

Charlie Thomas

Britain's Biggest Companies Report Lower Tax Payments Four Years Running

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Britain's top businesses have paid less in corporation tax for the fourth year in a row, shelling out an average of 24.5%. A study by accountants U...

Multinationals Should Pay 'Single Figure' Of Corporation Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The shadow chancellor has called for multinational companies to publish a “single figure” for the amount of corporation tax they pay in the UK to ...

Facebook Faces Scrutiny Over UK Tax Affairs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Facebook is the latest firm to come under scrutiny over its tax affairs after reportedly siphoning £440m into an offshore haven to avoid payments in ...

Twitter Users 'Venti' Their Rage In Starbucks PR Fail

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Starbucks hasn't had a lot of good PR recently, but this latest stunt takes the biscotti. A big screen at one of the coffee chains pop-up-cafe's s...

Charlie Thomas

Good News From The Autumn Statement For Bonnet Dramas And British Thrillers

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

It appears chancellor George Osborne is a fan of British dramas - provided they're on the telly, and not in the corridors of Whitehall. Buried in t...

Charlie Thomas

Starbucks Lost The Media Battle, But Can It Win The Consumer War?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

Starbucks has said it will pay £10m in British tax for the next two years, and pledged a renewed pledge to enhance trust with its customers, followin...

Starbucks To Pay £10m Corporation Tax For Next Two Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

Starbucks has said it will pay "somewhere in the range of £10 million" in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years. The US coffee firm - ...