HMRC ‘holds back’ from pursuing big avoiders, says Commons committee, and public pays the price
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Financial advisers who devise tax avoidance schemes, like the one previously used by the comedian Jimmy Carr, are going to be "named and shamed" as part of a drive to claw back nearly £5bn a year in tax that at present vanishes down loopholes.
Thursday 28 February 2013
Sunday 24 February 2013
If I had a penny for every time I was offered a loyalty card, I'd be on the Forbes rich list. According to recent market research, around 85 per cent of UK households own at least one loyalty card, with 29 per cent of people carrying five or more with them wherever they go. From Co-op Funeralcare to Botox injections, firearms to war veterans, there are now loyalty cards for just about anything.
Monday 18 February 2013
Cameron stresses 'moral' case for companies to pay fair share in return for governments seeking to keep taxes low
David Cameron accused of double standards by keeping Google head as adviser despite corporate tax avoidance allegations levelled at the company
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Prime Minister has been urged to drop Eric Schmidt
Tuesday 29 January 2013
I’m sure Lord Freud would love the chance to swap just one of his eight bedrooms in his comfy mansion for a single sofa
Sunday 27 January 2013
Starbucks is not being bullied over its tax affairs despite the Prime Minister telling firms to “wake up and smell the coffee,” the Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, insisted today.
Thursday 24 January 2013
David Cameron pledged to use Britain’s G8 presidency to clamp down on “cowboy” multinational firms that avoid paying UK corporation tax.
Monday 14 January 2013
Chalk up another victory for the PR departments of the global investment banks. Some – including Goldman Sachs – are reportedly considering deferring bonuses for their UK staff until after 6 April to take advantage of the lower top rate of income tax. The prospect of too-big-to-fail banks using such a sly bit of avoidance to save their already over-remunerated staff a tax bill – and at the expense of the struggling British Exchequer – has understandably provoked disgust. Labour's Chris Leslie has warned them to "think carefully" about their reputations.
Friday 04 January 2013
The implications of the closure of Wegelin for the rest of Switzerland's secretive banks are far reaching indeed.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
The advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell reignited the row over corporate tax after he described the amount big companies pay as "a question of judgement".
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