David Gauke

The Waugh Zone Monday September 11, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. CHAOS THEORY In yet another indication of the Brexit department’s smoother PR machine, David Davis has led the news overnight with his simple l...

Department For Work and Pensions To Axe 800 Jobs

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics

The department for work and pensions is set to make more than 800 staff redundant, union chiefs say. A programme of office closures and the implementa...

Five Bits Of Buried Bad News From The Last Week Of Parliament

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Today marks the last day of term for MPs, as Parliament prepares to break for a six-week long recess. It’s not unusual to see governments rush out u...

David Gauke Denies UK State Pension Age Increase An Attempt To 'Bury Bad News'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has denied he announced an increase in the state pension age on the same day as the BBC released details of ho...

State Pension Age Will Rise To 68 From 2037

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

The state pension age will increase from 67 to 68 from 2037, seven years earlier than planned. David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, announced...

The Waugh Zone Wednesday July 5, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. POWER CUT It’s PMQs day again and after last week’s 50-minute marathon Speaker Bercow could again turn the event into a form of water torture...

Labour 'Breaks' Pledge Not To Raise Taxes On Those Earning Less Than £80k

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour is set to breach its flagship manifesto policy of protecting those earning under £80,000 from tax rises - by scrapping a perk for married coup...

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...