David Gauke

Online Giants Could Pay More Tax As Chancellor Takes Aim At 'Digital Economy' In Business Rates Row

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

Online retailers such as Amazon could be forced to pay more in tax as the Chancellor today hinted at a wholesale reform of the business rates system. ...

Tory MP Boycotts Treasury Minister's Visit To His Town To Protest Against Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP is boycotting a Treasury Minister’s visit to his constituency in protest at the proposed cuts to tax credits. Stephen McPartland, MP fo...

Government's Defence Of Tax Credit Cuts Is Falling To Pieces

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics

The Government has "blown the lid" off its defence of slashing tax credits after admitting one-in-five workers will be hit by the welfare reform. D...

A Tory MP Just Inadvertently Dropped A Massive 'Star Wars' Spoiler

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ fans may have just had a particularly juicy spoiler from the upcoming seventh film, ‘The Force Awakens’, dropped from the unlikeli...

Corbyn-Mania: Two Tories Ape The Labour Man's Look

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has already electrified the Labour leadership contest, energising the party's core vote. Now senior Tory MPs have caught "Corbyn-mania",...

The Evening Standard Just Accidentally Married Two Top Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A slight subbing slip from journalists at the Evening Standard left two top Conservative MPs smirking, after the paper mistakenly said the pair were m...

Head Teachers Set For Showdown With Treasury Minister Over School Funding

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics

Head teachers from one of Britain's top local authorities will warn standards in school will slip unless funding is increased in an unprecedented meet...

Watch Andrew Neil Make Fun Of Tory Minister For Telegraph 'Propaganda Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics

On Monday, the Conservative Party pointed to a letter, signed by 5,000 small business owners, in the Daily Telegraph which supported the Tory approach...

The Tories Can't Get Their Story Straight On Cash-In-Hand Payments

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has been accused by the Tories of showing a "complete lack of understanding" about business after suggesting people should collect receipts f...

Peer Caught In HSBC Tax-Dodging Scandal Is Making Life Difficult For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have mounted a robust defence of their former ministerial colleague Stephen Green, who was chairman of HSBC while the bank is allege...

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

The Child Benefit Changes Are Fair and Reasonable

David Gauke MP | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
David Gauke MP

During times of economic difficulty, when we are taking tough action to keep welfare spending under control, how can we justify spending nearly £2 billion per year on child benefit to the wealthiest people in society?

'We Can't Protect You From The Cuts'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Politics

Treasury Minister David Gauke has expressed his frustration with the "fiscal nimbyism" of middle class parents who oppose cuts in child benefits, and ...

The Public Thinks Tax Dodging Is Morally Wrong - Now It's Time for Action

Joe Ware | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

We've heard a lot in recent months about the immorality of tax dodging from both David Cameron and George Osborne. It turns out the public agree with them but crucially don't think they're doing enough about it.

Rogues' Gallery: Meet Britain's 20 Most-Wanted Tax Dodgers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

HMRC has released a rogues' gallery of Britain's 20 most-wanted 'tax dodgers', who are accused of fleeing the UK while owing the government millions o...

Tax Dodging: It's Time to Widen the UK Debate

Rachel Baird | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK
Rachel Baird

If the UK government is actually serious about tackling tax dodging, then it should be working with other countries to tackle the international dimensions of the problem, as well as chasing relatively esay, media-friendly villains such as tradesmen and 'cowboy' tax advisers in the UK.

'Morally Wrong' Remarks Draw Fire From Tradesmen

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Gauke, the Treasury minister who said it was "morally wrong" for householders to pay tradesmen in cash for a discount, came under fire on Monday...

Treasury Minister: Tax Avoidance Debate Has Become 'Increasingly Hysterical'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics

Arguments about tax deals reached between government and big companies like Vodafone have become "increasingly hysterical", Treasury minister David Ga...

Top Tax Avoiders To Be 'Named And Shamed'

Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics

Wealthy people who who use aggressive tax avoidance schemes could be named and shamed, under plans due to be unveiled by the Treasury on Monday. Ex...

One In Ten Millionaires 'Paying Lowest Tax Rates'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics

Almost one in 10 people earning more than £10 million a year is paying less than the 20% basic rate of income tax, the Treasury said, as it launched ...

Surprisingly, Young People Say Cut The Deficit Faster

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Politics

Barely one in ten young people think the coalition is going fast enough in tackling the deficit. This revelation came at the launch of a "Youth Bu...

SCORE! Footballers Get Tax Break For 2013 Wembley Final

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics

Millionaire football stars playing for overseas teams will be exempt from UK tax when they play in the 2013 Champions League final, under proposals pu...