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Friends on Benefits

Chris Tavner | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

Fingers crossed I'll snare some people in to reading this blog with its almost sexy sounding title. It's fair to say though that 'friends on benefits' is a lot different to 'friends with benefits'. Simply, having a 'friend on benefits' means only one person is getting fucked.

HMRC Wants To Stop 'Penalising Ordinary People Trying To Do The Right Thing'

PA | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

People who filed late tax returns have been let off a £100 fine for missing the deadline, it has been reported. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs ...

The General Election, Students, and Tax: What You Should Know and How It Might Change

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tax is a tricky subject- even the adults don't get it correct all the time. As a student, every penny is precious, and paying tax doesn't seem like...

We Shouldn't Be Taxed for Bleeding, Period

Ella Griffiths | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Griffiths

Anyone who has either experienced a period or knows anything about them knows that there is nothing luxurious about the feeling of menstrual cramps, or discovering your purse is empty when you've run out of tampons. Without affordable sanitary products, those women who menstruate are prevented from leading a normal life, both in public and in private.

Actors Emma Thompson And Greg Wise In HSBC Tax Boycott

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Actor Greg Wise has vowed to stop paying tax until those involved in the HSBC scandal are jailed. Wise, who is married to Oscar winner Emma Thompso...

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...

Campaign Started To Name And Shame Companies Who Don't Pay Interns

PA | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Plans are being made to name and shame companies using unpaid interns as part of a campaign to tackle "exploitation" of young people. The National ...

Hodge Takes Down 'Pathetic' HMRC Over Tax Evasion Failure

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

MPs have railed at HM Revenue & Customs' "pathetic" pursuit of tax dodgers amid allegations that Britain's biggest bank, HSBC, has helped rich Britons...

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...

HMRC Asks You To 'Tweet Us Your Tax Queries' And Then Wishes It Hadn't

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

HMRC had asked people to tweet them their tax queries and probably now wishes it hadn't. The pilot scheme was mooted after it emerged people were o...

The Wrong Spending, for the Wrong Reasons

Natalie Bennett | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The public seem less convinced by the failed politics and failed economics of the past than ever. What people do want to see is a credible alternative to austerity that holds out hope for the future and removes fear and insecurity from people's lives.... As opinion polls show clearly, the British people don't believe in George Osborne's 'long-term economic plan'. And nor, it seems, does he.

Got A Swiss Bank Account? Osborne's 'Super-Tax' Is Coming For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

Britons who have their money stored in Swiss bank accounts risk having their savings wiped out by HM Revenue & Customs in an unprecedented "super-tax"...

Leaked HMRC Memo Reveals Anti-Union Plot

Mark Serwotka | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

The revelation that senior HM Revenue and Customs officials have been plotting to undermine and isolate my union that represents 50,000 of their staff is not just shocking, it is sinister evidence of an increasing politicisation of the civil service.

If The Government Was Honest About How It Spent Your Taxes, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent. We have to say, it's pretty honest...

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.

Company Under Fire After Offering Six Month Unpaid Internships Totalling Nearly 5,500 Hours Of Work

The Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An interior design business has come under fire for offering six unpaid "voluntary internships" totalling nearly 5,500 hours of work and equating to m...

Osborne Wrongly Boasted Of Raking In Billions More From Tax Dodgers

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne faces political embarrassment after HM Revenue and Customs apologised for wrongly estimating how much money it was getting in additiona...

How Quickly Does an Accelerated Payment of Tax Notice Have to Be Paid?

Simon Concannon | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Simon Concannon

You've seen the headlines about Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow and other celebrities (see the headlines from the Telegraph above and Independent below). This is all part of HMRC's tax avoidance clampdown.

Bad News, The Taxman May Not Have Taxed You Enough

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

Millions of workers face having to give money back to the government after inadvertently paying the wrong amount of tax. Mistakes by HM Revenue and...

An Englishman's Home Is His Castle... But We're Under Siege!

Adam Rickitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Adam Rickitt

You struggle, scrimp and save, and battle against all the odds to somehow obtain that illusive dream of homeownership...your very own piece of Britain. But as a nation we are under siege, surrounded by an invading army waiting to steal away that which we worked so hard to achieve. This grim hoard hails from the land of HMRC and its army is inheritance tax...

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Can GB Save GB?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 9 May 2014... 1) CAN GB SAVE GB? Gordon Brown is back. The Times has the story: "Gordon B...

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...

MPs Fear Osborne's Powers To Take Your Money May Go Too Far

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman take money direct from people's bank accounts for unpaid taxes will be examined by MPs amid mounting fears...

Osborne's Plan To Raid Your Bank Account Could Be Illegal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman raid Britons' bank accounts for money that officials believe is owed to the state is "extremely worrying a...