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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

A banner directed at Rangers owner Craig Whyte is unfurled outside Ibrox yesterday

Sir Alex says 'tragedy' at Rangers must not lead clubs to panic

Sir Alex Ferguson has described what is happening to his former club Rangers as a "tragedy" but insists other clubs do not necessarily have to press the panic button.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Rangers administrators meet with sports minister

The administrators of Rangers today held talks with the Scottish Government as they began the process of trying to sort the club's finances.

Rangers fans show off at Ibrox, but years of spending have caught up with the Glasgow giants

Rangers future could be bright says administrator

One of the administrators appointed by Rangers claims the process can clear the financial uncertainty that has dogged the club in recent years.

Portsmouth prepare for 10-point administration penalty

Portsmouth are set to go into administration for the second time in two years leaving the club facing a 10-point penalty.

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Harry Redknapp was found not guilty of tax evasion last week

Taxman's war on football goes on despite costly Redknapp defeat

HM Revenue and Customs remains determined to shine a light into some of the sport's murkier financial corners

David Perrin’s clients included Wayne Rooney and Jeremy Paxman

Stars' accountant jailed after targeting charities in £70m tax relief scam

An accountant to Wayne Rooney and Jeremy Paxman, who taunted the taxman by recording a version of "I Will Survive" boasting of his greed, has been jailed for 18 months over a £70m tax fraud which he masterminded at the expense of charities.

Redknapp's work at Spurs has been brilliantly constructive and at times sublime

James Lawton: After court case, Harry will find England job a pleasure

His work at Spurs has been brilliantly constructive and at times sublime

Nicholas Shaxson: Why Monaco is the offshore choice for the elite (just don't call it a tax haven)

When Bono, the U2 frontman, was asked on a visit to Monaco to sum up his favourite thing about the place, his reply came in three words: "No fucking paparazzi." Perhaps Harry Redknapp liked that about Monaco too. But the tiny Mediterranean principality's reticence about photographers signals a far deeper attraction for the world's wealthy: its financial secrecy.

Letters: Tax affair violates spirit of the law

That a government employee should be paid through a service company is disgraceful. By the very nature of the appointment it is clear that the contract is between HMG and Lester personally. It is impossible for there to be a contractual relationship between HMG and a service company in these circumstances; they are paying for Lester's "knowledge, experience and expertise".

A million taxpayers face £100 fine for late returns

One million taxpayers face a £100 fine for failing to submit their self-assessment tax returns on time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said.

The special tax deal he agreed with the Government will be rescinded immediately, it has been announced

Loan boss's tax dodge received HMRC approval

Britain's most senior civil servant personally signed off on a deal that allowed the head of the Student Loans Company to avoid paying thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance.

The special tax deal he agreed with the Government will be rescinded immediately, it has been announced

Revenue gave green light to student loans boss's tax arrangement

Britain's most senior civil servant personally signed off on a deal that allowed the head of the Student Loans Company to avoid paying thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance.

Government acts over loan chief's tax dodge

The Government today said it was ending a deal under which the head of the Student Loans Company has been paid via a company without tax being deducted.

Prime Minister David Cameron lends backing to cash-strapped Portsmouth

Prime Minister David Cameron has today thrown his support behind Portsmouth's battle for financial survival.

No fines if you miss tax return deadline

People who miss next Tuesday's tax self-assessment deadline because of a strike by tax office staff will not be fined.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game