In its haste to gain Royal Assent before June’s general election, the Finance Bill saw over half its contents removed. But the intent to crack down on tax avoidance still permeates its pages. So it doesn’t hurt to understand what that entails – and what the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is.
New research has revealed that one-in-five British consumers boycott brands on the back of what is perceived to be a scandal or negative press.
The chancellor has inked an agreement with Spain, France, Italy and Germany to share information on the “ultimate owners of companies” – shedding light on financial wrongdoing.
The tax authority is making use of its increased powers by following up with thousands of individuals – but many online users are unsure as to whether they're at risk.
Arlette Ricci, grandaughter of Nina Ricci and heir to her perfume and fashion fortune, has been sentenced to prison for tax fraud after hiding money in HSBC's Swiss banking arm. The case has brought the UK's promise to clamp down on tax evasion into question.
The distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion used to be clear, but the shifting sands of public opinion have changed that. Does everyone take part in tax avoidance?
A new report from Reuters law division has found that HMRC prosecutions were up by almost a third in 2013/14.
When the Government launched its latest consultation on tax avoidance on August 19, it may well have had in mind those small number of individuals who shelter substantial amounts of income and gains outside the UK in order to evade UK tax.
While Google suggests we tidy up our tax policies, Ed Milliband and David Cameron strive to face the issue through different methods.
Amazon is on a fresh collision course over its tax contributions, after the multibillion-pounds business revealed it received more money in government grants last year than it paid in corporation tax in Britain.
Charlie Mullins wonders why the first businesses named and shamed on a recent HMRC list of tax dodgers are all SMEs, rather than the big corporations we all know about.
Bricks and mortar businesses can still flourish in the face of online competition but the government isn’t doing enough to protect them against elaborate tax avoidance schemes.