Sir Jeremy Heywood’s £25,000 tax perk was also revealed

Scottish civil servants pick up £1m tax perk

Chicken, beef and egg inspectors have had £1m of tax on personal car use picked up over the past decade by the Scottish government, according to a whistleblower who signed off many of the expenses. Charles Russell, Scotland's senior poultry officer for 21 years, told The IoS that 19 cars are allocated to low- and mid-ranking civil servants, who saved £4,000-£6,000 every year in tax as a result of this perk. These officials also include six horticultural officers and eight school inspectors.

'Very modest' house purchases now hit with high-level stamp duty

One in four homebuyers now made to pay at least £7,500 to Treasury

Corporate avoidance ‘undermining’ tax system

Britain faces a “serious problem” of corporation tax avoidance, caused by overly complex rules and companies doing their utmost to shift their liabilities abroad, a committee of peers has concluded.

Consumer Rights: Last call to renew your tax credits ahead of Wednesday's deadline

If the taxman doesn't receive the form on time, you may end up losing out on benefits, repaying cash – and could even face paying a penalty
Anti-capitalist protester in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, ahead of next week’s G8 Summit

Hopes of G8 tax avoidance breakthrough fading fast as Bermuda refuses to sign up to new rules

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The Public Accounts Committee said that Google's defence of its tax position was 'deeply unconvincing on the basis of evidence'

'David Cameron must intervene': Watchdog accuses search giant Google of failing to pay its fair share of tax

Internet giant criticised by MPs for ‘brazen’ attempt to reduce its liabilities in UK

Maragret Hodge says firms could be forced to disclose their tax affairs to MPs

Margaret Hodge calls for company tax secrets to be exposed

Britain’s biggest companies should lose their ability to hide their tax  affairs behind confidentiality rules, the chair of the powerful Public Accounts Committee has told The Independent.

Margaret Hodge strikes fear into the hearts of the ' leaders' of dysfunctional public bodies

Margaret Hodge: ‘Companies have to pay their share. Tax is a moral issue’

As the tax affairs of Google and Amazon have risen up the agenda, one MP has led the charge. So, James Moore asks her, what’s she planning next?

Eric Schmidt speaking at Hay-on-Wye yesterday

Google tax policy is 'just capitalism'

Britain should stop complaining and change its tax laws, search-engine chief Eric Schmidt tells Hay festival audience

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso

'A bad day for tax cheats': EU to crack down on those seeking to escape heavy bills

Officials have said that the bloc loses €1 trillion a year through tax dodging

Ed Miliband addresses Google executives today

Ed Miliband warns Google: I'd make you pay more tax

Google is betraying its founding principles by going to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying taxes in Britain, says Ed Miliband.

Vodafone tells tax critics it more than pays its way

Vodafone hit back over accusations of tax avoidance yesterday, insisting that it made an "absolutely huge" contribution to the UK Treasury, as the British mobile giant unveiled a big slump in annual pre-tax profits.

HMRC recalculates bills for 5 million taxpayers

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Judge declares taxman's 'political deal' with Goldman Sachs legal

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Amazon pays only a tiny fraction of its profits in corporation tax because all sales to British customers are routed through a Luxembourg affiliate

Revealed: Amazon earns more through government grants than it pays in tax

Now Google is in spotlight as MPs are told how whistleblowers exposed tax affairs

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