Margaret Hodge

Starbucks 'Will Pay More Tax' As It Moves HQ To UK

PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Starbucks is moving its European headquarters from the Netherlands to the UK following a row over tax avoidance. The coffee shop chain announced it...

IDS' Benefits Changes Are 'All On The Verge Of Meltdown'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions is on the verge of a "meltdown" over its three major benefits programmes, warned Margaret Hodge, ...

The Government Failed To Collect Over £22 BILLION Owed To It

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

At least £22 billion of overdue debt was owed to the Government for reasons including unpaid taxes, fines and benefit overpayments but officials have...

The Outsourcing Age: How the Government Wasted £10Billion

Hugo Winn | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Hugo Winn

We must set better regulation and improve scrutiny before handing out public sector contracts the size of NPfIT, so that no company is able to dupe our government and its shareholders into thinking it is capable of contracts it is not.

Hodge Slams 'Two-Faced' Coalition Over Stopping Tax Dodgers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

Margaret Hodge has accused the "two-faced" coalition of not being "assertive" enough in its crack down on corporations avoiding tax. The Public Ac...

Queen Needs To 'Get A Grip' On Finances

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

The Queen's household is down to its last £1m in royal reserves, and needs to get a grip on slashing costs, increasing income and sort out a backlog ...

Stop Going After The Tax Affairs Of Big Business, Treasury Urges Hodge

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

International companies are being put off doing business in Britain by the fear of being attacked over their tax affairs by MPs like Margaret Hodge, t...

'Strict Visa Controls Are Hampering Trade'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Government's efforts to boost trade are being hampered by Britain's strict visa controls which are deterring some overseas businesses from dealing...

UK Deficit Is Twice What Osborne Tells You, Warn MPs

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

Government figures used by George Osborne and coalition ministers on the size of Britain's budget deficit may be misleading, an influential committee ...

Hodge: Super-Rich See Paying Tax As 'Increasingly Voluntary'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

Multinational corporations and the ultra-rich see paying tax as "increasingly voluntary", public accounts committee chair Margaret Hodge has warned. ...

Allegations Iain Duncan Smith Tried To Nobble Commons Committee 'Not True'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

The government has insisted there is "no truth" to accusations Iain Duncan Smith attempted to pin the blame for "shocking" failures in his flagship we...

Royal Household Slammed For Giving Wage Increases

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

Pay rises within the Royal household have been slammed by MPs, after it was revealed that one senior member enjoyed a £7,000 boost in his annual sala...

Tory Minister Admits He's 'Completely Useless'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory minister Ed Vaizey has been overheard admitting he is "completely useless". Vaizey's admission came late on Monday night after leaving a Sky N...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Mili Vs Mandy

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 26 September 2013... 1) MILI VS MANDY The backlash against Ed Miliband’s announcement in Brighton, that a ...

Holding the Private Sector to Account or Holding Critics at Bay?

Sarah Cheverton | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Cheverton

Margaret Hodge, MP, chair of the UK government's public accounts committee, has confirmed reviews into the UK Border Agency's COMPASS contract and into private sector delivery of public services.

Tory Charles Walker Slams 'Grubby' Cameron, Clegg And Gove For Rejecting MPs Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative Charles Walker has accused David Cameron and Nick Clegg of "hiding in their bunkers" while pushing their MPs towards the "machine guns" a...

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...

We Don't Have to Wait for International Action to Tackle Tax Avoidance

Robert Philpot | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

On Monday Ed Balls is expected to deliver a major speech setting out Labour's case on the economy ahead of George Osborne's spending review next month.

'Feeble And Wimpish'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

MPs have blasted the "feeble and wimpish" Office of Fair Trading for failing to get to grips with payday lending companies. The "predatory" compani...

Google Boss 'Perplexed' by Debate Over Tax Avoidance

PA | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics

Google boss Eric Schmidt today said he was "perplexed" by the debate over the company's tax affairs. The internet giant's executive chairman insist...

Google Is the Last Company I'd Begrudge for Avoiding Taxes

Robert DG Smith | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Politics
Robert DG Smith

In an ideal world, Google should be paying more in tax, but don't hold your breath when international agreement is the only state-based solution. Instead, public pressure is the strongest force to persuade companies that it is in their interests to make a 'moral' contribution in tax.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Pre-Election Divorce?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 17 May 2013... 1) A PRE-ELECTION DIVORCE? With just two years to go till the general election, and the...

How Much Tax Did Amazon Pay After £4.2bn Sales?

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The UK arm of internet shopping giant Amazon paid corporation tax of just £2.4 million last year despite earning sales of £4.2 billion. Details o...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great EU Protest Vote

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 16 May 2013... 1) THE GREAT EU PROTEST VOTE So, Dave, how are all those carrots and concessions on E...

Coalition's £310 Billion Infrastructure Plan For Britain Under Fire

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have voiced doubts about the credibility of the coalition's £310 billion plan for boosting Britain's infrastructure. The Public Accounts Commi...