UK Tax

Starbucks 'Will Pay More Tax' As It Moves HQ To UK

PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Starbucks is moving its European headquarters from the Netherlands to the UK following a row over tax avoidance. The coffee shop chain announced it...

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...

Cut Taxes For The Rich (Again) Tories Tell Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to cut the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p after official figures showed that the rich p...

The Nation's Favourite Meat Goes From Strength to Strength

Andrew Large | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Large

So there's much more behind the chicken on your plate than you might have realised. The industry will continue to work hard to supply healthy, high quality food at affordable prices. With any luck, we'll be able to report back in a year's time to show an increase in contribution to the Exchequer, but the next time you eat chicken, just remember that you're far from alone and are playing a small part in helping to boost the economy...

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...

Asa Bennett

Be Proud Of Cutting Taxes For The Rich, Top Tory Urges

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and Tory ministers are making "unnecessarily heavy weather" of justifying why they cut the top rate of income tax from 50p, a senior Co...

Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

Alex Malley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

Business Rates Need More Localism

Dhruv Patel | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Dhruv Patel

I believe it is vital that the tasks of setting rates and reliefs, and deciding how to spend them are devolved to local and regional levels of government. This would give people a democratic say in which types of businesses they want to encourage and how the receipts are spent, allowing them to witness the resultant effect in their own, and neighbouring, areas.

You Care Too Much About The Rich, Clegg Tells Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has lashed out at Tory ministers for being "too preoccupied" with the rich and accused chancellor George Osborne of trying to "steal" credi...

How Managing Tax Better Could Help Fill the Education Finance Gap

Manos Antoninis | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Better management of tax and prioritization of education in budgets could raise $153 billion for the sector in 2015, according to calculations in a new policy paper by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team.

Osborne Is Trying To Give The Banks A Secret Tax Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne slipped out a potential "secret tax cut" for Britain's biggest banks that could see them pay hundreds of millions less in tax, critics ...

Barclays Needs to Clean Up Its Shameful Act

Tom Fyans | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Fyans

When Antony Jenkins took the helm at Barclays he promised to clean up a bank that had been badly scarred by a seemingly relentless stream of scandals. To re-enforce the point he sent an email to his 140,000 staff saying that he wanted to bring new ethical standards to Barclays. Those who didn't want to sign up to them were told they should leave.

Osborne 'Helps Richest Fifth' Of Britons With Tax Change

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has agreed to raise the 40p income tax threshold following complaints that the Tories needed to help the "middling professionals" affec...

At A Glance: Osborne's Budget Tax Changes

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has just delivered his Budget for 2014, here are the tax changes in brief: Personal tax allowance to be raised to £10,500 next yea...

Osborne's 'Smoke And Mirrors' Over Welfare Cap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's decision to cap spending on benefits in the next parliament at £119 billion has been dismissed as "smoke and mirrors", by a leading ...

Asa Bennett

How Much Do Middle Earners REALLY Make?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

The Times today reports on how George Osborne is under pressure to consider a raft of different proposals in his Budget to help squeezed "middle earne...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George's Big Budget Day

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 19 March 2014... 1) GEORGE'S BIG BUDGET DAY Today, at 12:30pm, the chancellor of the exch...

Help, Don't Judge - An Alternative Budget

Jenny A Allen | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

What might be better than a marriage tax allowance? For a start, what about increased access to relationship counselling? Something which might actually help save a struggling relationship. Unlike the proposed marriage tax break which even David Cameron acknowledges won't stop anyone from getting a divorce.

Apple, Microsoft Hoard Cash - US Taxpayers Pay the Bill

Nick Mathiason | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Mathiason

In recent years, America's technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you'd think this good fortune would prove a boon to the fragile American economy. A river of tax dollars from America's cash-rich technology firms ought to contribute towards a significant reduction of the US $17.5trillion debt mountain. Only it hasn't quite worked out that way...

Miliband's 50p Tax Plan 'Gives The Tories A Free Hit', Warns Labour Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and the Labour party risk giving the Tories a "free hit" by depicting them as anti-business due to their plan to reinstate the 50p top rat...

LOOK: The Graph Osborne Does Not Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under pressure to raise the 40p income tax threshold in order to help the "middling professionals" affected by it. Former T...

Two Ex-Chancellors Urge Osborne To Cut Taxes For Middle Class

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under further pressure to help middle-income earners as former chancellor Lord Lawson of Blaby said "far too many people" are ...

What Do Most Voters Thank Clegg For, Rather Than The Tories?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems have spoken a lot about raising the starting threshold for income tax as high as £12,500 in order to help the poorest and...

If Welfare Is to Work, Morality Matters

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

This week the battle over the morality of benefit reform took a new twist. Labour's leader, Ed Miliband, was warned by one of his MPs that Labour should be far tougher on benefits reform.