UK Tax

Who Are the Swing Voters?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Politicians who want to protect and support that which is best about our country need to help people reconnect with our sense of fairness and our desire to live in a decent community that welcomes all human beings, in all their diversity.

Actors Emma Thompson And Greg Wise In HSBC Tax Boycott

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Actor Greg Wise has vowed to stop paying tax until those involved in the HSBC scandal are jailed. Wise, who is married to Oscar winner Emma Thompso...

My Friend Died Last Week - Tax Could Have Saved His Life

Max Lawson | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Max Lawson

I will not accept a world where the wealthy are allowed to collude with their cashiers to squirrel away billions to gather dust in vaults in Geneva, when that money could have paid for insulin to save my friend.

A London Tourist Hotel Levy for London

Ivan Massow | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

The tried and tested continental practice of the bed tax is one such improvement that I find hard to ignore.

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...

Ed Balls Window Cleaner Story Isn't Quite As Embarrassing As We All Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has been accused by the Tories of "total hypocrisy" after his window cleaner admitted that the Labour frontbencher has never been asked for a...

Embarrassing Video From 2003 Puts Osborne On The Defensive Over Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend the coalition's record on clamping down on tax dodgers amid controversy over its failure to prosecute evaders...

Explaining (Aggressive) Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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.

A Clip From 2003's Daily Politics That George Osborne Would Rather Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics

With another tax avoidance row hitting the headlines, the Tories have busily tried to push the spotlight onto Labour and the tax arrangements of vario...

HSBC Apologises After 8 Years, A Whistleblower And A Public Outcry

PA | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

HSBC has issued a public apology amid a political row over its Swiss private banking arm, saying it has "no appetite" to deal with clients seeking to ...

Hodge Takes Down 'Pathetic' HMRC Over Tax Evasion Failure

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

MPs have railed at HM Revenue & Customs' "pathetic" pursuit of tax dodgers amid allegations that Britain's biggest bank, HSBC, has helped rich Britons...

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...

Ukip's Big Tax Cut Pledge Will Help The Rich Most

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's flagship tax pledge, promising to cut the rate of tax for higher earners to 35p, will actually help the richest taxpayers most, experts...

Asa Bennett

Critics Mock Osborne's 'Nonsense' Excuse For Keeping His Tax Bill Secret | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been ridiculed for insisting that the coalition has ditched its plans to publish ministers' tax returns in order to protect "taxpay...

Taxing Times

Horace Trubridge | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

The UK film and gaming industries have both enjoyed generous tax breaks over the last few years. It's now high time that grass roots musicians and music venues got a break.

HMRC Asks You To 'Tweet Us Your Tax Queries' And Then Wishes It Hadn't

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

HMRC had asked people to tweet them their tax queries and probably now wishes it hadn't. The pilot scheme was mooted after it emerged people were o...

City Expecting Big Bonuses As TUC Finds Many Will Spend Second Christmas On The Dole

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of people are set to spend their second successive Christmas on the dole, according to a new study, as it was revealed top City ...

Joey Barton Thinks Lewis Hamilton SPOTY Win Was 'A Bad Day In Our History'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport

Footballer Joey Barton has attacked the BBC in a Twitter tirade for choosing 'tax exile' Lewis Hamilton as its Sports Personality of the Year. Can'...

The 'Google Tax' - A Sign of Things to Come?

Alex Malley | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

The recent announcement by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of a new levy on companies seeking to avoid income tax is firming up as a sign of what's to come for many jurisdictions around the world, including Australia. The business community is watching developments with increasing interest.

The Sun's Attempt To Crush Russell Brand Is Looking A Little Desperate

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

The Sun has been ridiculed for conducting a poll to prove that Britain agrees that Russell Brand is a hypocrite, as well as comparing the comic to a ...

Osborne's Autumn Statement Announcements Will Lead to an Even More Complex Tax Code

Kristian Niemietz | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Kristian Niemietz

Osborne should have moved at least a few steps towards a simple tax code with fewer types of taxes, fewer rates, and fewer exceptions. The economic efficiency improvements could then be recycled into tax cuts across the board.

Can't Pay Your Tax? Hand Over Some Art...

PA | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Artworks worth around £45 million have been left to the nation in lieu of tax, according to a new report. They include an early work by Vincent Va...

Why Osborne's Big Tax Cuts Will Actually Help The Rich Most

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plans to bring in £7 billion of tax cuts in the next Parliament will help the rich far more than the poor, a think-tank has found. ...

The Personal Tax Statement George Osborne Doesn't Want You to See

Richard Murphy | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Murphy

This is the statement George Osborne would not want you to see because it makes clear that subsidies, allowances and reliefs extend right across the UK economy. And they do not, by any means, appear to go to those who necessarily need them most. The view he has presented on this issue has been partial, to say the least, and frankly deeply misleading at best.

Leaked HMRC Memo Reveals Anti-Union Plot

Mark Serwotka | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

The revelation that senior HM Revenue and Customs officials have been plotting to undermine and isolate my union that represents 50,000 of their staff is not just shocking, it is sinister evidence of an increasing politicisation of the civil service.