Voices

Both sides know that the top rate of income tax is mainly symbolic

Coca-Cola have said that they will decline tax exemptions

Sponsors urged to waive Olympic tax breaks worth tens of millions

After McDonald's and Coca-Cola bow to online pressure, campaigners insist others must follow

BBC to review pay procedures

The BBC is to review the way hundreds of TV and radio presenters are paid after hearing claims at least one was “bullied” into staying off the payroll and told it would help him dodge the taxman.

'Should my teenage son be reporting his income to the tax office?'

Potential employer seems over-zealous in expecting 15-year-old to produce a P60 for babysitting and carwashing

The old get richer, and the young get poorer

Over-65s proportionally better off than at any time since 1997 – while under-30s bear brunt of recession

Treasury borrowing fails to contract

Chancellor George Osborne faces a fresh borrowing headache this week as the impact of Britain's double-dip recession wreaks havoc on the public finances.

Jimmy Carr is 'morally wrong' on tax, says David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron today branded comedian Jimmy Carr "morally wrong" for seeking to avoid taxes.

Leading article: Osborne has run out of excuses

The Chancellor should heed the wise words of his colleague and stop blaming others

The Business Matrix: Thursday 24 May 2012

Fraser's struggle dampens sale talk

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 23 May 2012

Getty is readied for a snap sale

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 22 May 2012

Graff sales sparkle ahead of $1bn IPO

The Business Matrix: Monday 21 May 2012

Shops battered by bad weather

Leading article: What a shambles

Every time the Government caught a glimpse of blue sky... the rain came down again

Lower bankers' bonuses blow £550m hole in tax pot

A slump in bankers' bonuses blew a £550m hole in the Treasury's income tax take last month, official figures showed yesterday.

Bankers' falling bonuses blow £550m hole in Osborne's targets

A slump in bankers' bonuses blew a £550m hole in the Treasury's income tax take last month, official figures showed yesterday.

George Osborne told to help pensioners

Pensioners and savers who have been hit by the Bank of England's policy of "quantitative easing" should be helped by the Government, MPs say today. The Treasury select committee warns that by effectively printing £325bn of new money, pensioners in particular have lost out, with reduced returns on annuities that provide their incomes.

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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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