Yvette Cooper, shadow minister for women and equalities, told The IoS the “astounding” figures “show how the Tory economic plan has failed”

'Mummy tax' attacked by Labour

More than a million people are going to be affected by a "mummy tax" on working women, Labour warned last night. According to new research compiled by the Commons library, the coalition's plans to cut maternity pay in real terms means that 1.2 million people, including fathers and children, will feel the knock-on effect of their family finances changing.

Almost half of councils set to ignore council tax freeze

Town halls revolt as 40% look to shun Eric Pickles' plan to hold rates

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The tax authorities named and shamed tax defaulters on Thursday, publishing their names and adresses on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

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ISAs allow you to build up a fortune and avoid paying tax on the proceeds

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg at Hampshire Cricket Club, Eastleigh

Nick Clegg suggests retirees could defer mansion tax payments

Older people affected by the Liberal Democrats’ proposed “mansion tax” could have payments deferred until after death if they are unwilling to pay up during their retirement, Nick Clegg has suggested.

Providing adequately for your offspring takes carefully planning

Chancellor's freeze will pull more into inheritance tax net

With the threshold fixed until 2019, many more ordinary families will need to consider estate planning. Esther Shaw looks at the issues

British water companies are avoiding millions of pounds in tax

Exclusive: Now water companies are caught avoiding tax

British water companies are avoiding millions of pounds in tax by loading themselves up with debt listed on an offshore stock exchange, an investigation has revealed.

Gambling establishments have managed to avoid around £1bn in tax on bets placed by British people by putting them through subsidiaries in tax havens

Jackpot! Bookies avoid £1bn tax

Big gambling firms are using tax havens – and Treasury still hasn't closed loophole

The Government argues that 'virtually no households' will lose more than 80p in the pound for every extra hour they worked

New 'poll tax' blow for UK's poorest

Reforms leave millions facing bills of up to £600

Self-assessment deadline looms for thousands

Nearly half a million people wait until the very last day to file their self-assessment tax form according to figures from HM Revenue & Customs.

£100 fine for a late return even if no tax due

Taxpayers who fail to file their tax returns by next Thursday will be hit by hefty fines, even if they don't owe any money.

The change could push families to breaking point

Debt threat as council tax benefit changes

Less-generous system could hit poorer households, reports Neasa MacErlean.

Searching for tax help online? Beware of results

The 31 January self-assessment deadline is rapidly approaching – but anyone seeking last-minute help from HM Revenue & Customs could be tricked into paying out for free information.

Tax rules run to more than 1,000 pages

Julian Knight: Life's about to become a fiscal drag for the 40 per centers

Thankfully, there wasn't a pasty or caravan tax in sight in last week's Autumn Statement. Instead, what we had was a tale of pretty unremitting misery, particularly if you are in danger of breaching the 40p income tax band.

People power is making multinationals like Starbucks pay up

Special report: People power forces big business to pay up

Tax-avoidance schemes are being used by firms from Amazon to Google which deprive the British coffers of hundreds of millions of pounds. Sarah Morrison reports on what the Government plans to do about it

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