UK Taxes

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...

If Churches Paid Taxes

Sophie Turton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In a world where money is power, any organisation that makes that much profit - whether it's a church or not - needs to be held accountable somehow. The absence of data, especially in comparison to the Church of England's detailed accounts, poses the question - what is the US Catholic Church hiding? And at what point are world governments going to start holding them to account as they do with every other massive institution?

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...

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...

Entrepreneurs: Make the Grade, Even Without the GCSE

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Entrepreneurs are different from the rest of us as high priests of business. But I believe passionately that more of us could be called to this secular faith.

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...

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...

Er, George, How Are You Going To Pay For That £5bn In Budget Giveaways?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne pledged nearly £5 billion in tax giveaways in his Budget without specifying how exactly he will pay for it, an influential economic th...

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...

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...

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 ...

Time the Raise the Roof on UK Housing Pressures

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Jonathan Glanz

It goes without saying that there are no easy solutions to the UK's housing problems. With a growing population and increasing attractions for people to come to London, both from within the UK and around the world, London has exceptional pressures. We need to build more homes of all tenures in the capital to keep up with demand.

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...

Chris Moyles Said He Was Second-Hand Car Dealer In Bid To Save £1m Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

DJ Chris Moyles claimed to be a second-hand car dealer in a bid to save up to £1 million in tax, a tribunal has found. A tax court named Moyles and t...

Paying the Polluter to Pollute

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

For as long as oil and gas extraction is taking place, it is right to tax it heavily. These taxes should rightfully be paying to mop up the Thames Valley and the Somerset levels, for sea walls and flood defences wherever our communities need them.

The Government Failed To Collect Over £22 BILLION Owed To It

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

At least £22 billion of overdue debt was owed to the Government for reasons including unpaid taxes, fines and benefit overpayments but officials have...

Bedroom Tax - Finally Killed by Plain Old Common-Sense?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

The Bedroom Tax - the most ill-conceived, misbegotten, malicious and counter-productive piece of misguided legislation since - well, since the Poll Tax - may just have been dealt a fatal blow by a Tribunal judge wielding the trusty old sword of common-sense.

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...