Tax Avoidance

A Chance for a Global Tax System That Works for All - Not Just the Richest

Adriano Campolina | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Adriano Campolina

A just and global solution to the problems of international taxation is required if developing countries are to realise economic self-sufficiency. But if developing countries cannot have a meaningful voice in global tax rules, then they have every justification for going their own way.

Dear Ambassador - The 'Duty' of Company Directors to Avoid Tax Is a Myth

Paul Brannen | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As Mr Gardner enters his second year as US Ambassador to the EU I hope he will reconsider his views on this controversial issue and use his influence positively to encourage companies to act in the wider interests of society as a whole by moving away from aggressive tax avoidance.

Labour Will Abolish the Non-Dom Rule

Richard Murphy | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Murphy

The inevitable question that will arise in the right wing press will, however, be about whether this will result in three things. The first is an exodus of wealthy non-doms. The second is a collapse in London house prices as a result. And the third is a collapse in tax revenues. Let me deal with these issues...

Osborne Has Really Changed His Tune On Tax Avoidance Since This 2003 Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has insisted he was simply pointing out the loopholes in Labour's tax system when, back in 2003, he appeared to give advice on how to a...

HSBC Profits Dive As 'Painful' Tax Furore Bites

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has admitted the banking giant "disappointed" last year after its annual profits slumped 17%. The group has be...

Miliband Faces Awkward Row Over 'Inappropriate' Labour £400k Gift From PwC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband faces a new row with his fellow Labour MPs after the party took nearly £400,000 from PwC, the accountancy firm recently accused of "promo...

Explaining (Aggressive) Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Dealing with the current problem is not rocket science, but it needs the political will to be there to take action. Fortunately one Party has that political will: Ukip. Each of the points above were raised by Ukip long before the current scandal. Why? Because it's the right thing to do, and it didn't just start when the media spotlight fell on this issue.

Is This a Tax Avoidance or a Pink Bus Election?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

This week could be seen as the defining moment of the 2015 election. The week that the true nature of the election made itself clear. Whether it is going to be an election based on policy or frippery - a tax avoidance or a pink bus election.

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...

Tory Peer 'Running Away From Questions' Over Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

Former HSBC boss Lord Green has stepped down from a financial services industry body amid claims the bank enabled tax dodging while he was in charge -...

'Milly Dowler' Row Could Be The Moment The Westminster Bubble Finally Lost It

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics

Conservatives are calling for Ed Miliband's head of press to resign over comments about the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler that appeared in a blog b...

Is Tax Avoidance Really Normal?

Richard Bassford | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Bassford

Avoiding tax is evidently not the answer to addressing these issues of fairness.  It just exacerbates the problem; increasing inequality and placing the tax burden on those unable to avoid it, who may have the least to begin with.

This Is How Much You Need To Earn To Dine With A Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party's annual Black And White Fundraiser on Monday saw the rich and famous elite splashing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to r...

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...

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

Should We Hate Benefit Fraudsters?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

If it is "cost" that truly concerns us, why do we focus so much attention on "benefit fraud" or even welfare, which relatively have an invisible economic impact? Is our concern genuine, or is it more an issue of bitterness?

Ed Miliband Gives Monaco-Based Boots Boss Both Barrels

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has fought back after Monaco-based Boots boss Stefano Pessina said Labour's policy platform would be a "catastrophe" for the country. A...

Don't Dodge the Issue, We Need to Crack Down on Tax Avoidance

Billy Hill | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Billy Hill

Like 30 million other Brits, the PAYE system automatically takes a certain chunk from my salary each month. However, for some, it's a different story. Tax avoidance has become global issue splashed across every national newspaper.

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"...

IDS Goes After Benefit Fraudsters, But What About These 3 Bigger Costs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new advertising campaign encouraging people to phone a hotline if they suspect som...

Owen Jones Conspires Against The Establishment

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Owen Jones uses an impressive amount of official government data to present what some critics have predictably deemed a conspiracy theory. Such an obvious and flattering denunciation only proves what we already know: Jones has the establishment clutching at their golden little straws.

Surf's Up and Cameron Needs to Stand Up

Will Black | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Without wishing to get all psychoanalytical, there does seem to be a parallel between Cameron's reluctance to stand up and surf and his apparent inability to stand up as a respected world leader.

Boris Launches Campaign While Cameron Holidays

Will Black | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

When I look back over David Cameron's political career, I will remember many things. The fact that he surrounded himself with millionaire Etonians while subjecting the most vulnerable in society to sharp cuts and while allowing global corporations and oligarchs to use Britain as a tax haven.

'X Factor' Star Defends Gary Barlow After 'Tax Avoidance' Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘X Factor’ star Marcus Collins has spoken out about Gary Barlow’s alleged involvement in a tax avoidance scheme, branding people’s treatment o...

What Does Andrew Mitchell Have In Common With Take That?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

While not known to be as witty as Jimmy Carr or as successful at cobbling together a pop masterpiece like Take That, 'Plebgate' MP Andrew Mitchell doe...