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

The‘Quad’: David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander

Osborne: Budget is for 'working people' (but 50p tax is set to go)

Chancellor reveals he will crack down on tax dodgers as 'Quad' meets for final time to thrash out details

Tax move 'benefits better-off'

Better-off families will benefit most from a rise in income tax allowances, a respected economic thinktank said today - questioning claims the policy was progressive.

Nick Clegg: Wealthy must pay more tax

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said any tax changes in this month's Budget should mean "the wealthy have to pay more".

Disputes over 'unfair' tax policies expose growing rift in Coalition

A growing rift over tax within the Coalition Government was laid bare yesterday as Vince Cable called for the introduction of a tax on the wealthy in return for a key demand by Tory MPs.

Steve Richards: It's easy to talk about fairness – but hard to put into practice

The urgent need for both parties to be seen as 'fair' is a sea change in British politics

Danny Alexander hails Lib Dems' record

Liberal Democrats have won "real economic credibility" and should be proud of their achievements in the coalition Government, chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said today.

Leading article: Tax wealth, not wealth creation

It is easy to dismiss as self-interest the claims from more than 500 business people that the 50p tax rate is damaging the economy. It is also missing the point.

David Blanchflower: Slashing employment regulation would do nothing to boost growth

Economic Outlook: The data does not support Liam Fox's contention that job protection regulations are a problem

Cut tax to boost growth, says Ed Balls

George Osborne was today urged by Labour to implement “significant tax cuts” in next month's Budget.

Moira Stuart is taxed about her tax affairs

Her familiar, calm tones have become the voice of HM Revenue & Customs, reminding taxpayers to get their self-assessment forms in on time and insisting that "tax doesn't have to be taxing". But Moira Stuart has now been asked questions about her own accounts.

George Osborne has reiterated his intention to curb spending

Clegg's hope of tax cut for poor hit by bleak news on economy

Credit rating alert and rise in jobless figures may force the Chancellor to rule out move

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".

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.

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