UK Taxes

Theresa May Refuses To Rule Out Tax Rises After The General Election

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has refused to rule out abandoning a 2015 election manifesto pledge not to raise taxes. Speaking on the campaign trail in Dudley, in the W...

Why Do American Expats Need To File US Taxes?

Heather Irish | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Heather Irish

I've lived in the UK for 8.5 years now and I only started filing my American taxes.

The Spring Budget: Everything You Need to Know

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Autumn budget will be an indicator of how well the economy is doing and we could see some more announcements being made. can also be dubbed the Brexit Budget because the likely impact from Article 50 and negotiations may change the way the Government does business.

Business Rates: Green Alternatives To Help Small Businesses Thrive

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Businesses are complaining about taxes again, but why should you care? This is just the background music to the annual budget ritual, isn't it? And don't the bosses have plenty of lobbyists to speak up for them?

Death Of The British High Street

Laura Krippner | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Laura Krippner

My shop is in a small shopping arcade. It's difficult to find because the address has a street name but there's no street sign. Instead there's a signpost at the entrance directing people to a Police Station which is no longer there.

Friend Or Foe? Truth Or Dare? Social Care Tax Row Takes New Twist

Simon Sapper | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

David Hodge has grabbed our attention and deservedly so. We know that social care needs to be better connected to health care. We know that government should take a lead in both encouraging integration and ensuring adequate funds are available. But residents cannot wait for someone to blink first or be reshuffled/voted out of office.

HMRC Tax Return Deadline: 5 Things You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) must receive your 2015-16 Self Assessment online tax returns and any money owed by the deadline of 31 January 2017. Ther...

The Tax vs Road Safety Conundrum

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Hewett

We are all familiar with VAT as a tax on our spending. The model is simple: the more we spend, the more VAT we pay.

Calls For Criminal Inquiry Into José Mourinho Tax Avoidance Allegations

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Football manager José Mourinho last night faced calls to have his finances investigated after evidence of a multi-million pound fortune held offshore...

Royals Announce £369m Buckingham Palace Renovations, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A fierce backlash has met the news that Buckingham Palace is to undergo extensive renovations costing £369m, partly funded by the taxpayer. A ten-yea...

Around 100 BBC Presenters Are Being Investigated For Alleged Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

Around 100 current and former BBC presenters are being investigated for alleged tax avoidance. HMRC is examining the tax records of freelance staff ...

Six Months On From The Panama Papers, Here's Five Ways For Theresa May To Tackle Tax Dodging

Charlie Matthews | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Charlie Matthews

The new UK Prime Minister Theresa May set out her stall early, promising on the steps of Downing Street that her tax policy would "prioritise not the wealthy, but you" and pledging that "we have decided to do more to stop aggressive tax avoidance and to fight corruption". It all sounds very promising, but success will depend on how she puts her words into action. Ahead of her speech to Conservative Party Conference we look at what she can do...

Apple Devotee Stephen Fry Calls On Tech Giant To Pay More Tax

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Tech

Stephen Fry, one of Apple’s greatest champions, has called on the tech giant to pay more tax. The TV personality said he had “absolutely no patien...

Tory HMRC Cuts Will Hit Customer Service - Govt Research

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics

Tory cuts to the UK’s tax authority will hit customer service and slash the money raised in tax collection, new internal Government research has fou...

Apple's €13 Billion Tax Bill Is Bascially Loose Change To The Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech

The European Commission has ordered Apple to pay Ireland €13 billion (£11 billion) in back taxes. Apple’s enormous tax bill is the result of a th...

Taxing Soft Drinks Won't Tackle Obesity - Here's What the Government Should Do Instead

Peter Harding | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Harding

In the face of great economic uncertainty this is no time for a measure that will impact negatively on companies and to higher prices for those who can least afford it whilst having no impact on levels of obesity. Most importantly, if the Government is serious about tackling obesity then it needs to put in place more preventative measures.

Whistleblowing in the Public Interest Goes on Trial

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

This week, the man who lifted the lid on the cynical practices employed by large, profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes goes on trial. Through...

Sweet and Sour: Sugar and Environmental Taxes

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Luke Dale-Harris

Let's hope that the Chancellor's newfound enthusiasm for a sugar tax translates into a wider appreciation of the benefits he could be delivering through environmental taxation on the same model.

Tax Avoidance: The Real Scandal Is What Multinational Companies are Getting Away With

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

The pressure on public services means that taxes will probably keep rising, particularly for people not able or inclined to afford smart advice on how to avoid them. What we need to do is get more from those global companies avoiding what less mobile businesses must pay and stop fretting about individual tax returns.

Parkrunners! Unite and Take Over

Sam Larcombe | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Sam Larcombe

I am slightly stunned that this council has voted this plan through but I feel this is a small example of the country's problems at large. Just as this council seek to sacrifice a genuine force for good at the alter of finance, the Prime Minister sought to cut disabilities benefits with one hand and take tax free gifts with the other...

The Waugh Zone April 12, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday April 12, 2016… 1) TAXING TIMES David Cameron got through his Commons statement yesterday relative...

Morality, Hypocrisy or Just Envy? The Panama Papers

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Let's conduct a thought experiment. Imagine the government (of whichever country) introduced a tax break, or a tax loophole if you like, that if used, could benefit everyone irrespective of level or type of earnings. How many of us would refuse to use such a tax break because we felt that it was morally wrong to pay less tax when we could pay more? I may be totally wrong but I'm not imagining a long queue of people lining up to pay more tax.

Women Need Tax Justice More Than Once a Month

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Osborne must realise that genuine tax justice for women is not a once-a-month occurrence. It must cut across all tax and spend policies, universally, and help rather than hinder the fight for gender equality.

The Panama Papers Show That There's Enough Money to Solve the World's Problems - It's Just in the Wrong Hands

Bradley Allsop | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The money we desperately need to fix the world's growing problems is there, but we have an economic and political system that ensures it stays in the wrong hands, for a reason no more noble than greed. A better world is possible, but only by challenging the dominance and privilege of the rich.

The Panama Papers: Five Ways for David Cameron to Tackle UK Tax Havens

Anders Dahlbeck | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Anders Dahlbeck

The Panama Papers have rocked the world. Yet while the head offices of the law firm at the heart of the leak are far away in tropical Panama - some of the solutions to this scandal lie closer to home... Next month the UK will host a special tax and anti-corruption summit in London. Here are five things the Prime Minister could do to clean up UK tax havens.