UK Treasury

MP Who Told Osborne To F**K Off Now Made His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new economic secretary to the Treasury in a surprise reshuffle prompted by Maria Miller stepping down as...

Scottish Independence Means 'Walking Out Of The UK Pound'

PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has dismissed the idea of a currency union with an independent Scotland as the UK Government moved to distance itself from damaging com...

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

It's Boris vs George

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a d...

How Much Did Cable Charge You To Train His Team For TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has spent nearly £11,000 since 2010 on media training for his junior ministers at the Department for Business and two senior civil servan...

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...

What Could Derail The Economic Recovery?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

The UK economy will return to its pre-recession peak within months but "abysmal" productivity levels could throw the recovery off track, according to ...

Why Is Salmond So Happy With The Treasury?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has welcomed the Treasury "starting to come to terms with reality" after pledging to honour all UK debts up to the date of Scotland's ind...

Osborne Launches His Great British Sell-Off

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of planning to "sell off the family silver" over new plans to pay down the budget deficit by potentially selling any o...

Andrew Tyrie: 'Bank Juggernauts Have Yet To Clean Up Their Act'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Big banks have yet to start cleaning up their act following a string of mis-selling scandals and controversies like the fixing of Libor lending rates,...

The Autumn Statement: Will Capping Welfare Help Vulnerable Families?

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Clare Tickell

If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.

The Autumn Statement: Will Capping Welfare Help Vulnerable Families?

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Clare Tickell

If Chancellor George Osborne caps welfare spending without thinking enough about those in dire need, he is at risk of making a short-sighted mistake for which children will pay the highest price. We have already seen an increasing number of children getting help only when they reach crisis point which, for many, is often too late.

Show Us The Money, George

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

George Osborne has failed to recoup the promised £3.12 billion from Britons hiding money in Swiss bank accounts, with the treasury delivering a more ...

Is Public Sector Pay Still Too High?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Public sector pay is set to be squeezed further after 2015 as the government has been "too soft in the past" on keeping it in check, the Treasury's to...

Fuel Discount Bid For Remote Areas

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Motorists in remote areas could pay less for petrol and diesel under Government proposals to extend the island fuel rebate scheme, Chief Secretary to ...

First They Rigged Libor, Now Gilts?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

Financial regulators failed to “jump into action” to stop a suspected attempt by traders to fix the prices paid by the Bank of England in its “q...

Businesses Are Being Given a Chance to Make Their Voices Heard on APD

Luke Pollard | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Pollard

Each year it is estimated that British businesses pay £500m in Air Passenger Duty (APD) to the Exchequer with a further £500m levied on foreign travellers who come to the UK to do business.

Cuts to Support Disadvantaged Students Would Be Dire

Libby Hackett | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Hackett

To cut the funding that supports disadvantaged students through university would put at risk the success of many young people and would constrain social mobility in the UK. If anything, this funding should be increased if we truly are going to harness the talents and potential of the many, not the few.

Why Did Thames Water Pay No Corporation Tax?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

The UK's biggest water company paid no corporation tax and received £5 million credit from the Treasury during a year in which revenues rose to £1.8...

Ned Simons

Civil Servants Given 'Evening Dress' Allowance, Bill Picked Up By Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

Whitehall civil servants are able to pass the cost of hiring evening dress onto the taxpayer, it has been revealed. Since 2008 civilian staff worki...

Value of Briton's Unclaimed and Heirless Estates Doubles in a Year

Liz Braude | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Braude

Under laws dating back to medieval times, if no claimants come forward, all bona vacantia either pass to the Treasury on behalf of the Crown or to the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, if the deaths of individuals who leave neither wills nor heirs occurred within their boundaries.

Coalition's £310 Billion Infrastructure Plan For Britain Under Fire

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have voiced doubts about the credibility of the coalition's £310 billion plan for boosting Britain's infrastructure. The Public Accounts Commi...

Accountancy Firms Using 'Insider Knowledge' From Treasury To Dodge Tax

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

Big accountancy firms are using "insider knowledge" gained from Treasury staff to help companies and wealthy individuals avoid paying UK taxes. The...

The Deficit is Falling!

Jonathan Portes | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

There's nothing in economic theory that says you pause a third of the way through a deficit reduction programme which has gone way off track; nor does the fiscal framework, now effectively defunct with the abandonment of the debt target, dictate this approach.

Ex-HBOS Boss Quits Job With Private Equity Firm

PA | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Former HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has stepped down from his role with private equity firm Bridgepoint following a damning report into the c...