UK Taxes

Inheritance Tax: Why We Shouldn't Give Up on It

Alex Yeates | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yeates

This massively unequal allocation of wealth is a dire problem for liberal societies because it directly impedes social mobility. By perpetuating a system whereby those at the top continue to accumulate assets with little to no redistribution, you are contributing to a world whereby the poor get poorer.

Calling for the Abolishment of Inheritance Tax

Lewis Worrow | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

Though left wing supporters commonly advocate the Inheritance Tax, most strongly to those who support Marxist values, they ignore the fact that there is no moral ground supporting that it's morally acceptable. The highest earners are already taxed on their income as all earners are.

Encouraging People to Save? Don't.

Steve Doran | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

In purely economic terms, someone splashing out of high end electronics or making bi-weekly trips to the salon could be a good thing. In societal terms... well, we can't condone that sort of behaviour, now can we?

Osborne's Big Budget Giveaway Has Labour On Edge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne is reportedly preparing to raid pension savings to fund a pre-election tax cut for working Britons, in a move which has senior Labour f...

HSBC Profits Dive As 'Painful' Tax Furore Bites

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has admitted the banking giant "disappointed" last year after its annual profits slumped 17%. The group has be...

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...

Some Questions for the Uber Rich

Robin Lustig | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

How I wish I could sit down in front of a microphone with one of HSBC's "ultra wealthy" Swiss banking clients. How I'd love an opportunity to discuss with them the way they look after their money -- and dodge paying taxes.

Excessive Tax Avoidance - Blame Politicians

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Fiona Hotston Moore

As the country enters the general election period, a time of spin and political advantage, it is time we questioned not just individuals about their tax affairs, but the politicians who created the laws left so open to exploitation.

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...

PMQs Gets Highly Personal Over 'Rotten Heart' Cameron

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

David Cameron is "rotten" and a "dodgy prime minister surrounded by dodgy donors", Ed Miliband said during a highly personal exchange at Prime Ministe...

This Is How Much You Need To Earn To Dine With A Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party's annual Black And White Fundraiser on Monday saw the rich and famous elite splashing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to r...

Peer Caught In HSBC Tax-Dodging Scandal Is Making Life Difficult For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have mounted a robust defence of their former ministerial colleague Stephen Green, who was chairman of HSBC while the bank is allege...

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...

Don't Dodge the Issue, We Need to Crack Down on Tax Avoidance

Billy Hill | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Billy Hill

Like 30 million other Brits, the PAYE system automatically takes a certain chunk from my salary each month. However, for some, it's a different story. Tax avoidance has become global issue splashed across every national newspaper.

Tories Aspire to Full Employment - But Will Do Nothing to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

For full employment to become a reality, any government needs to ensure all of Britain benefits from prosperity. The coalition would rather make empty rhetorical gestures than actually work towards real opportunities for all.

Asa Bennett

Critics Mock Osborne's 'Nonsense' Excuse For Keeping His Tax Bill Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 13.03.2015 | 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.

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. ...

8 People Beating Politicians At Their Own Game

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

The furore over Myleene Klass' attack on Ed Miliband last night perfectly highlights how we, as a nation, love to see a politician being out-argued by...

If The Government Was Honest About How It Spent Your Taxes, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent. We have to say, it's pretty honest...

Here's Why The Rich Would Love Dave's Big Inheritance Tax Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to cut inheritance tax to help those who were not "in any way mega-rich" would also save the richest families hundreds of thous...

In Alleged Conditions Likes This, It's Little Wonder Nurse Caught Ebola...

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Staff at the US Hospital where a nurse caught Ebola had flimsy, ill-fitting protective gear, leaving their skin exposed to diarrhea and projectile vom...

Taxing Disability

Lisa Egan | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

Not satisfied with canning the lowest rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) care, or reducing the distance one can walk from 50m to 20m in order to be able to qualify for its successor benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP)...

Top 12 Excuses for Being Late With Your Self-Assessment Tax Form

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

The World Cup was on and two things happened. Before I knew it I'd missed the deadline. My budgie was sick. He chewed on the only pen I had in the house and he died of ink poison. I didn't have anything to put him in for his burial so I just used your envelope you sent me and you got it ... the self-assessment form was in the envelope.