UK Tax

A 'Social Catastrophe'... Ukip's Latest Tax Plan Isn't Going Down Too Well

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's new "blue-collar platform", offering policies like raising the point at which the 40p rate income tax kicks in to £45,000, has been panned as ...

The Myth of Britain's Social Recovery

Tom Johnson | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In the first wave of 'problem families', 32% had a disability or long term illness and 82% had a problem related to education, while 15% had children with a problem of substance abuse. This suffering can not be combatted by slashing budgets, but investing time, care and resources into tackling the root causes of these problems, as well as their aftermath.

Lib Dems Pledge To Raise Income Tax Allowance To £12,500

PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to raise the income tax personal allowance to at least £12,500 in manifesto plans announced today. The party ha...

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Labour Dismiss Cameron's Talk Of Increasing 40p Tax Threshold

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics

Labour has dismissed suggestions by David Cameron that he wants to increase the 40p tax threshold as "vague talk of jam tomorrow". The Prime Minister ...

What On Earth Are Flat Taxes And Why Should You Care?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics

Flat taxes may sound dull, but right-wingers love them and Tory cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin has suggested that a future Conservative governm...

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 17 July 2014... 1) LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE You can tell a general election is around the corner. ...

Always Look On The Bright Side: 8 Upshots To Today's Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Today's strike sees hundreds of thousands of people from across the public sector walk out in protest over their terms and conditions. Schools ...

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...

Domestic Revenues Will Need to Be Mobilised to Realise the 2014 GPE Pledges

Manos Antoninis | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Manos Antoninis

The Global Partnership for Education brought together governments and donors at its Replenishment Conference in Brussels last week. While donors fell short of the $3.5 billion target, governments stepped up to the mark. These governments will now need to work on mobilizing more domestic resources in order to make sure they meet their commitments.

At Last, a Reasoned Contribution to the Debate on Offshore Financial Centres

Geoff Cook | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK
Geoff Cook

A recently launched report, Moving Money: International Financial Flows, Taxes, and Money Laundering, has provided a powerful answer to the critics of offshore financial centres, and demonstrated the value of having an open global financial market in helping to boost global trade and economic growth.

It Is Right for the Government to Merge Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax

Adam Afriyie | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

My heart lifted as I read Monday's reports that the Government may consider merging Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax. If the Chancellor is strongly considering this idea, he will enjoy widespread backing from Conservative MPs, activists and supporters.

Less Taxes, But More Tax? George Osborne's Plan For NI Merger

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne could merge income tax and national insurance if the Tories are re-elected at the next general election. In a manifesto pledge that ...

It's Time for Prince Charles to Join Twenty-First Century

Prem Sikka | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Prem Sikka

The duchy has to comply with the UK employment and health and safety laws. It collects and pays VAT on its turnover. This compliance gives it the appearance of a public organisation, subject to the laws applicable to everyone else. At the same time, its ancient privileges enable it to function as a state within a state.

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...

Bad News, The Taxman May Not Have Taxed You Enough

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

Millions of workers face having to give money back to the government after inadvertently paying the wrong amount of tax. Mistakes by HM Revenue and...

FIFA Is a Global Tax Bully

Rachel Baird | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Rachel Baird

World football organiser FIFA has in recent days been compared with the Mafia, accused of rampant corruption and described as 'beyond the pale'. But,...

Osborne Urged To Tax Books, Food And Children's Clothes

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to slap VAT on the likes of books, children's clothes and a range of food in a recommendation by the International Monet...

Telecoms Giant Gives Tories Another £100k. Still Not Paying Tax.

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have come under fire for accepting just over £105,000 from telecoms giant Lycamobile, which has not paid corporation tax in Britain since ...

The Bloody Cheek of the Tampon Tax

Ellie Slee | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

I love being a woman more than most things in the world. But like all great loves, I have a little gripe with mine. Mr Darcy was arrogant, Heathcliff was... difficult, Mr Rochester had the small matter of a psychotic wife, and my love? Well, womanhood bleeds.

Richest 1% Doing Best Out Of Osborne's Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics

The richest 1% have been the biggest winners out of the UK's economic recovery that has so far come about under George Osborne's chancellorship, accor...

Tax Secrecy 'The Norm, Not The Exception' In The City Of London

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

There is a "black hole" in the City because leading companies use subsidiaries based in secretive tax havens, a charity has warned. Christian Aid s...

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...