Tax Avoidance

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...

Farage Said Tax Avoiders Were 'Common Enemy', But Does It Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Remember when Nigel Farage said tax avoiders were the "common enemy" and railed against "rich people and successful companies" not paying their fair s...

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...

Let's Talk About Tax

Joe Martin | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Martin

Let us not blame only the super-rich for tax avoidance, plenty of averagely wealthy people are getting away with a lower tax bill too. Government should be cracking down heavily on loss-making schemes like the one attempted by Moyles. The amount of prosecution and punishment is still too low.

Is This The Creepiest Photo Of George Osborne Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne unveiled a sinister new poster. With very creepy eyes. The Chancellor stood in front of the poster to give an interview with the eye...

Mamma Mia! Abba's Outfits Were A Tax Avoidance Scheme

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

The eye-wateringly garish outfits picked out in spangles, sparkles, bright colours and bold lines which made up Abba's trademark stage costumes were i...

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...

Ken Calls For 'Turnover Tax' To Stop Tax Dodging Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been urged to propose a tax on companies' turnover in a bid to clamp down on "tax evasion and tax avoidance" by former Labour London M...

Are the Tax Practices of Large Businesses in Danger of Undermining Justine Greening's Aid Strategy?

Professor Mick Moore | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Mick Moore

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has recently announced that Britain will more than double its investment in promoting economic growth in developing countries, to help end their dependency on aid.

Is Giving One Pound Enough?

David Erasmus | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Erasmus

We cannot focus only on the things seemingly out of our control, and fall into the trap of acting like powerless victims! We must recognise that whilst our lives are full of contradictions our everyday actions do shape our future.

Benefits Street: Turning Anger Down the Right Path

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

It is true that some of the residents of James Turner Street have not made the best nor wisest of decisions during their lives, but the response that the programme has generated has been both violent and deeply concerning.

Tax Avoidance Crackdown Will Fund Eco-Handouts

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

A fresh crackdown on tax avoidance will fund £1,000 eco-handouts for homebuyers, George Osborne insisted on Sunday. The Chancellor insisted the co...

Guess How Much Tax Was Lost Through Gift Aid Abuse?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Around £170 million worth of tax has been lost over the last year due to the abuse of relief on charitable donations, the public spending watchdog ha...

Jessica Elgot

Boycott Topshop, Says Brand

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Russell Brand has launched a blistering attack on Sir Philip Green, the Topshop billionaire, accusing him of unethical tax avoidance, and urging peopl...

Is Cameron 'Prancing Around' The Tax Dodgers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nigel Lawson has dismissed David Cameron's efforts to crack down on companies avoiding tax as "getting nowhere fast" and "prancing around" just hours ...

Tax Avoiders Are a Worthier Target for Animosity Than Food Bank Users

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It's no secret that regulatory loopholes and offshore havens allow corporations and wealthy individuals the legal means to avoid paying vast sums in tax. This has been going on for years, and seems a somewhat more fitting example of a people living 'on the take'.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Vs The Orange Bookers

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 21 October 2013... 1) CLEGG VS THE ORANGE BOOKERS Has Nick Clegg, leader of the centre-right Orange B...

Danny Alexander Targets Tax Avoiders, Have We Heard It All Before?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

Lib Dems could be forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu when they listen to Danny Alexander's speech to their conference today. The party has b...

Tax Avoiders 'Laughing At Families'

PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

High-flying City workers who avoid their taxes laugh at ordinary families who pay their fair share, a Liberal Democrat peer has claimed. Lord Phill...

Tory Donor's Zero Tax Bill 'Needs Exposure', Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Telecoms giant Lycamobile has come under widespread attack by MPs after admitting that it has not paid corporation tax in the UK since 2007 and will n...

Tax Avoidance - Time to Stop Evading Clearer Thinking

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Tax avoidance is a hot topic exercising politicians, pundits, press and experts in the field, but what could be burnt unintentionally is an understanding of perfectly acceptable behaviour to limit liability.

How Much Has The UK Clawed Back From Swiss Banks?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

Government statisticians have had to drop predictions that the UK would claw back £3.2bn from Swiss bank accounts in a tax evasion clampdown after re...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The War Over Welfare, Part 78

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 16 July 2013... 1) THE WAR OVER WELFARE, PART 78 The day after the benefit cap rolled out, and Iain ...