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Taxman's Power To Raid Your Bank Account 'Unacceptable', Warn MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new powers allowing the taxman to raid Britons' bank accounts for money that officials believe is owed without a court order has been...

Taxman 'Judge And Jury' On Taking Money Direct From Your Account

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plan to let the taxman search thousands of Britons' bank accounts for unpaid taxes has drawn concern from experts for its lack of ove...

'Borderline Insane': HMRC To Sell Taxpayers' Financial Data

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Government plans to share taxpayers' data with private firms were condemned as "borderline insane" by a senior Tory MP. Under the proposals, HM Rev...

How Many Of The Most Wanted Tax-Dodgers Have Been Caught?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK

Just one of a list of 20 'most wanted' tax-dodgers has been caught, the government has admitted. A year ago, HMRC took the unprecedented step of pu...

How To Achieve Inner Peace

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics

HM Revenue and Customs is to be renamed HM Relaxation and Condescension after apparently being taken over by peace-loving hippy types. Well, not re...

EBay Avoids £50m Corporation Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK

Online auction and shopping giant eBay has reportedly avoided paying nearly £50 million in corporation tax in Britain. It is thought eBay used leg...

Poor Figures?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Profits at lapdancing giant, Spearmint Rhino, have fallen quicker than a scantily clad dancer down a greasy pole, landing with a bump due to the econo...

Paying Tradesmen Cash Is 'Morally Wrong' Says Exchequer Secretary David Gauke

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics

Householders who pay tradesmen in cash are "morally wrong", a Treasury minister has said. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke accused homeowners who gi...

The Wrong Type Of Tax Cut: Job Losses 'Meant £1.1bn Tax Went Uncollected'

PA | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Job cuts among revenue officials meant £1.1 billion less unpaid tax was recouped than could have been, a public spending watchdog said. The influe...

Show Tax Evaders More Leniency, Urge MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

The taxman should explain to those failing to pay tax how they might evade prosecution if they own up, says a group of MPs on the Commons Treasury Com...

More Customer Data To Be Shared In Bid To Combat Identity Scams

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

More data about claimants and customers is to be shared between the public sector and private firms in a bid to root out fraud, the government will an...

Treasury 'Excited' By Plan To Show How Your Tax Is Spent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics

On Wednesday after PMQs the Tory MP for Ipswich, Ben Gummer, will introduce a Bill to the Commons which would see every taxpayer getting an annual bre...

I'm Not The Taxman - Top HMRC Boss Quits After Millions Get Bungled Bills

PA | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

The country's top tax official is to retire next summer. Dave Hartnett, head of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), was forced into an apology to 1.4 mi...

MPs Force Top Tax Lawyer To Give Evidence Under Oath

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Politics

MPs on the Commons public accounts committee flexed a rarely-used muscle on Monday, when they compelled the the top lawyer for HM Revenue and Customs ...

HMRC Under FIre As Report Suggests It Failed To Collect Billions

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failed to collect £27.4bn of tax in the last five financial years, according to a report published by the Taxpayers' Al...