Tax Dodging

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...

Five Things to Set on Fire Which Aren't Katie Hopkins

Rebecca Winson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Rebecca Winson

Hopkins has been rude about fat children and snobbish about working-class ones, but has she ever really done anything which really merits a 30-foot steel effigy of her being burned in front of a baying mob high off toffee apples?

World's Wealthy One Percent Highlights Extreme Inequality

Max Lawson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Max Lawson

One percent of the world's population own half of the world's wealth. Meanwhile, the poorest people on earth, who constitute two thirds of the world's population, own just 3% of the world's wealth. This is clearly nuts. This hasn't happened overnight. The global disparity between incomes has been spiralling out of control over the last few decades.

How Many Of The Most Wanted Tax-Dodgers Have Been Caught?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK

Just one of a list of 20 'most wanted' tax-dodgers has been caught, the government has admitted. A year ago, HMRC took the unprecedented step of pu...

Tax Dodging and Global Poverty: What the G8 Must Deliver

Melanie Ward | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

Over the next two days leaders of the G8, the world's eight richest countries, will meet to discuss reforming the global tax system. Over these 48 hours, developing countries will lose £1.4billion to tax dodging.

Tax Havens - Who Pays The Price?

Alex Prats | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Alex Prats

'Tax haven' may increasingly be a term of abuse but for multinationals, they remain extremely popular places to have subsidiaries. With their low tax rates and high secrecy, their financial benefits outweigh their reputational risks.

Accountancy Firms Using 'Insider Knowledge' From Treasury To Dodge Tax

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

Big accountancy firms are using "insider knowledge" gained from Treasury staff to help companies and wealthy individuals avoid paying UK taxes. The...

Stars 'Using Offshore Trusts And Tax Havens' To Avoid Tax

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Celebrities and corporations are using offshore trusts, tax havens or wives and civil partners to avoid paying their fair share of tax, according to a...

MPs Get It Right On Tax And Poverty

Rachel Baird | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

Those of us who campaign for the powerful to pay their taxes are delighted with the cross-party MPs' report because it sets out the shocking facts on tax and poverty with admirable clarity. It also calls on the Government to stop making excuses and get on with helping poor countries collect the taxes they're owed.

Tax Dodging: It's Time to Widen the UK Debate

Rachel Baird | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK
Rachel Baird

If the UK government is actually serious about tackling tax dodging, then it should be working with other countries to tackle the international dimensions of the problem, as well as chasing relatively esay, media-friendly villains such as tradesmen and 'cowboy' tax advisers in the UK.

Time for Tax Dodging Multinationals to Learn From Jimmy Carr

Joe Ware | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

Good for Jimmy Carr. In the face of a national outcry and a Twitterstorm of protest at revelations that he uses tax havens to pay as little as 1% income tax, the acid tongued comedian has seen the error of his ways and apologised.

'A Rogue Case Appears To Be Commonplace': Whitehall Tax Deals Revealed

PA | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

More than 2,000 senior public officials benefit from controversial pay deals that allow them to slash personal tax bills, an official review has revea...

Osborne 'Shocked' Over Millionaire Tax Dodgers

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has described being "shocked" to discover that some of the wealthiest people in the country pay "virtually no" income tax. The Chanc...

The Most Intimidating Poem in the World

Pete Speller | Posted 14.05.2012 | Home
Pete Speller

Yesterday in Westminster magistrates court another nine defendants from the mass arrest at Fortnum & Mason's a year ago were found guilty of intending...

Cosy And Concerning: The Relationship Between The Taxman And Big Business

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics

HMRC are giving "cosy", preferential treatment to larger companies while putting public money at risk, an influential committee of MPs have warned. ...

Governments Sweet Deals With Tax Dodging Firms Could Be Probed

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former judge Sir Andrew Park has been lined up to investigate deals by tax authorities to waive millions of pounds off unpaid company bills. He wil...

The One Million, the FTSE 100 and the 99%

Melanie Ward | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

The chorus of voices in protest is growing. How loud will it have to get before we see some change?