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'The Recovery Needs You!'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander will tell business chiefs that it is their national duty to start spending some of the £500 billion of reserves that they are sitting...

LOOK: A Handy Guide To The ‘Help to Buy' Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy

(Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by HM Treasury David Schneider and David Beresford) More TOPICALOLs: David Cameron's Revealing Reshuffle N...

Where Are the Women?

Catherine McKinnell | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Catherine McKinnell

This week saw a steady stream of Labour MPs use Treasury Questions in the Commons to challenge George Osborne and his all-male junior Ministers on the impact of their policies on family incomes and child poverty.

Charlie Thomas

Raise Your Glass To The Good Ol' British Beer

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

In this, the first of a two-part series looking at the business of British booze, Huffington Post UK explores the rise of UK breweries, and asks what ...

Tax Scams Thrash Your Brand and The Economy

Jonny Mulligan | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK
Jonny Mulligan

In my new political incarceration as a 'striver' I am angry. I got out of bed this morning knowing that there is nothing that my company, the people I work with or many of our clients can do. I feel stupid in the knowledge that the decks are stacked against us, we are not on a level playing field and their is nothing we can do.

Ed Balls' Olive Branch To Vince Cable On A 'Mansion Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has sought to capitalise on internal Lib Dem leadership squabbles by sending a strong overture to Vince Cable, who has been...

The Criticism Rains Down On Osborne..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne is facing widening calls from business leaders and influential economic thinkers to change economic policy, with the head of the CBI be...

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...

Banks Win Again; SMEs are Fighting a Losing Battle for Better Services

Nasir Zubairi | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Politics
Nasir Zubairi

The Bank of England and HM Treasury officially launched the "Funding for Lending Scheme" (FLS) on Friday 13 July (read the announcement and details here), yet another covert operation to shore up the banks under the disguise of helping small businesses and households to access cheaper credit and thus stimulate the economy.

Osborne's Debt Plans Derailed By Double Dip Recession

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics

The scale of the challenge facing George Osborne to cut Britain's debt was laid bare on Tuesday morning when official figures showed public borrowing ...

Pasty Tax Climbdown: Another Lib Dem Victory

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

George Osborne has produced another spectacular U-turn by reversing plans to put VAT on pasties and similar varieties of hot food - as long as those ...

Tyrie: Even The IMF Might Not Be Able To Fix The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics

The chair of the influential Commons Treasury committee Andrew Tyrie has described the prospects for the British economy as "not good", because it is ...

Public Sector Hit £18.2bn In March

PA | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics

Government borrowing reduced by nearly £11 billion over the last financial year, despite a surprise rise in the figure for March. Public sector ne...

Why the Rich Are Rushing to Give Their Money Away by Good Friday

Jody Day | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics
Jody Day

Whilst worrying about your tax bill is a fairly common anxiety for most of us, for wealthy people with a philanthropic bent, there's now the added pressure of giving as much of it as possible away before Good Friday.

Sunday Trading Laws To Be Relaxed During Olympics

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Sunday trading laws will be suspended during the London 2012 Olympics in a bid to cash in on the Games, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to annou...

Budget 2012 Liveblog - Building Up To Wednesday's Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

UPDATE : This story is no longer being updated. The latest 2012 Budget stories can be found on our Big Budget News Page Chancellor George Osborn...

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...

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...

MPs Accuse Ministers Of Stalling Over Payday Loan Firm Abuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government needs to take swift and decisive action to protect members of the public from falling prey to sharp practices by payday loan companies,...

HMRC Tax Projects Failed To Deliver 'Any Additional Benefits'

PA | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A public spending watchdog has found two projects costing £98 million that were set up to boost tax collection rates failed to help rake in any extra...

Darling: Who Will Hold The Financial Decision-Makers To Account?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Serious issues surrounding accountability are likely to emerge due to the increasing powers of the Bank of England and the European Union, former chan...

Tories Seethe Over Reports Of No Marriage Tax Break

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has infuriated Tory MPs by reportedly ruling out tax breaks for married couples in the Budget. The Chancellor has been accused of "k...

New Tax Bombshell

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics

The Treasury was "shocked" to find that HMRC had written off up to £10.9bn in tax in a year, according to the head of the influential Commons committ...

Minister: Financial Transaction Tax Could Be 'Destructive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Politics

Treasury minister Mark Hoban has made an interesting revelation during his evidence to a Lords committee on a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), saying ...