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...

Osborne Defends Power To Take Money Direct From Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend plans to let the taxman go into Britons' bank accounts for money believed to be owed in unpaid taxes after MP...

Osborne Can Now Take Money Direct From Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has given HMRC the power to delve into Britons' bank accounts for money that officials think is owed in unpaid taxes, in a move which c...

Composing a Career - Work Placements in the Music Industry

Mark Featherstone-Witty | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Featherstone-Witty

It was announced recently that HMRC plans to crack down heavily on music companies found to be exploiting interns. While on the surface this sounds like good news, it could in fact create problems for some young people looking to gain experience in this industry.

How Much Did Cable Charge You To Train His Team For TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has spent nearly £11,000 since 2010 on media training for his junior ministers at the Department for Business and two senior civil servan...

Taxing Times For Strip Club Dancers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

A tax dispute between five London strip clubs and HM Revenue and Customs has led to a judge revealing details of a table dancers' "code of conduct". ...

Here's 10 Amazing Excuses For Doing Your Taxes Late

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Brits may find doing their taxes deathly boring, but they have much more fun inventing excuses for why their tax return is late. HMRC's director ge...

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MP Advertises For 3-12 Months Unpaid Intern, No Expenses Paid | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Liberal Democrat MP is advertising an unpaid internship for up to 12 months despite the party's campaign to pay interns the national minimum wage. ...

HMRC To Investigate Intern Pay

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Businesses advertising for interns are to be investigated by the government who will check whether the companies are paying the correct minimum wage. ...

Probate and Other Fairly Pointless Pieces of Paperwork

Beth Phillips | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

Today, four months and four days since Dunc died, I have finally received the Grant of Representation (Probate) in the post. Four months and five days ago, I didn't even know that such a thing existed, let alone the hoops that one is required to jump through in order to obtain it.

Uncollected Tax Costs Every Household £1,370, Councils Say

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics

Government tax collectors could rake in a further £20 billion per year if they matched the tax collection rates of local councils, the Local Governme...

MPs Urge Tax Man To Investigate Google

PA | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

Google's "brazen" explanation for its tax affairs is "deeply unconvincing" and makes "absolutely no sense", according to a report from a influential c...

HMRC Thought This Takeaway Owed £1bn In Tax..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Amazon reportedly paid just £2.4m in 2012, Starbucks is set to pay around £20m over two years, but a takeaway owner in Manchester was given the shoc...

HMRC 'Failures' Costing Billions In Lost Taxes

PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Billions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being lost because of the failure of HM Revenue and Customs to clamp down effectively on fraud and error, MP...

Sun Journalist And HMRC Press Officer Charged With Misconduct

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

A Sun journalist and a press officer for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office over ...

Why Are HMRC Workers To Go On Strike?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Thousands of Revenue and Customs workers will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of months of industrial action by civil servants in a row over...

'Catastrophic Leadership Failure' Civil Servant Promoted To £180,000 Job

Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

An influential group of MPs has launched a scathing attack against the head of Britain's tax office for her "catastrophic leadership failure" when she...

Fraudsters Faked Hollywood Blockbuster Starring Andrea McLean In Tax Scam

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Fraudsters who pretended to be behind a Hollywood blockbuster were forced to hastily make a film called A Landscape Of Lies on a shoestring budget in ...

Real Time Information - Still the SME Sector Is in the Dark and Implementation Date Looms

Jane Scott Paul | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK
Jane Scott Paul

The biggest change to the PAYE system since it came into operation over 65 years ago - Real Time Information (RTI) is the new system for reporting tax, NI and other details to HMRC and comes into effect in April.

LISTEN: Music To Do Your Tax Return By

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy

It's that time of year again. The time that we finally listen to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' most famous employee - Moira Stuart - and fill in ...

Worst Tax Cheats Of 2012 Named And Shamed

Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

The top tax criminals of 2012 have been revealed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Serving a combined total of 155 years and 10 months behind bars, m...

More Than 1,500 People Did The Most Boring Thing EVER On Christmas Day..

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Maybe they aren't religious, hate their families or just found themselves with an hour to spare as the turkey roasted, but more than 1,500 did somethi...

Hanging On The Taxman's Telephone

PA | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

The taxman has been condemned for delays in answering phone calls that have been costing callers £136 million a year. The National Audit Office (N...

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...