Tax Avoidance

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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was Maggie Involved In Paedo Cover-up?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 13 July 2014... 1) WAS MAGGIE INVOLVED IN PAEDO COVER-UP? From the Sunday People: "Margaret Thatch...

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...

Protestors Move To Occupy Westminster Abbey

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Campaigners have tried to occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey in protest against the Government's decision to axe a fund for the disabled. The ...

Osborne Has Created More Tax Loopholes Than He Has Closed

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition is continuing to create dozens of new tax reliefs - opening up fresh loopholes for the tax avoidance industry to exploit, MPs have warne...

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

Simon Concannon | Posted 24.06.2014 | 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.

Gary Barlow's Twitter Account Hacked With Vile Message

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Take That singer Gary Barlow has had his Twitter account hacked by trolls, with a vile message posted about his stillborn child. The hacked tweet g...

David Cameron 'Considering' Publishing His Own Tax Returns

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has faced renewed pressure to publish his tax returns, more than two years after idea was initially floated. In April 2012 it was fir...

6 Politicians Who Probably Should Not Slam Gary Barlow's Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

Take That singer Gary Barlow has sparked calls from politicians to hand back his OBE after he allegedly invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Labour...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: David Cameron Vs Gary Barlow

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 12 May 2014... 1) DAVID CAMERON VS GARY BARLOW Politicians from across the political spectru...

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...

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...

Starbucks Suffers First EVER UK Sales Fall

PA | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Starbucks reported its first ever fall in UK sales last year, during a period when it was hit by a customer boycott over its tax payments. The US-o...

Barclays AGM: Antony Jenkins Has Secured His Bonuses, But at What Cost?

Tom Fyans | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Tom Fyans

We don't doubt that Antony Jenkins is serious when he said he wanted to clean up his bank, but to do so he must start to really listen to his customers, be that around executive pay or tax havens...

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 26.04.2014 | 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.