Tax and spending

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UK tax breaks for oil and gas under scrutiny from climate activists
High court hearing puts UK financial support for the fossil fuel industry in the spotlight

Isabella Kaminski

08, Dec, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Forget levelling up: Rishi Sunak is deliberately increasing tax injustice | Polly Toynbee
Sunak’s reversal of plans to raise capital gains tax won’t please voters, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

07, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Is action man Gove up for a daring investment adventure?
The head of ‘levelling up’ should be on a mission to direct funds to struggling areas – but No 11 is a strong adversary

Phillip Inman

04, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘Councils have been short-changed. We need more government money’
After years of austerity followed by Covid, local authorities are millions short on budgets. What has happened to ‘levelling up?’

Phillip Inman

04, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Google to pay £183m in back taxes to Irish government
Firm’s subsidiary in Ireland agrees to backdated settlement to be paid in addition to corporation tax for 2020

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @5:54 PM

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New safety net is a big step forward in tackling the lottery of old age
Analysis: the engineering of England’s social care cap has been divisive, but for most people it is a positive step

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @7:13 PM

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MPs should not use personal companies to avoid tax, says Starmer
Labour leader’s comments come after an investigation had found that at least 10 MPs had done so

Peter Walker and Jem Bartholomew

22, Nov, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Could a constitution curb Tory corruption? | Letters
Letters: The US demonstrates how a written constitution can still be abused by corrupt leaders, writes Jeremy Cushing, but Geoff Reid says obeying the law should be relatively straightforward for most politicians


11, Nov, 2021 @7:03 PM

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UK business rates review may tax streaming services and online goods
Netflix and Spotify, digital newspapers, ebooks plus click-and-collect goods also targeted in online sales tax

Sarah Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Youth services suffer ‘stealth cut’ of more than £400m, Labour claims
The opposition says £560m promised in last week’s budget includes the cost of running pre-existing services

Heather Stewart

02, Nov, 2021 @8:55 PM

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When retiring ‘early’ is the best medicine | Brief letters
Brief letters: Retired GPs | Post-50 fitness | Cycling septuagenarian | Football trinity | Land tax

02, Nov, 2021 @6:05 PM

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The answer to business rates? A tax on land | Letters
Letters: Michael Meadowcroft outlines the alternative that has been available for more than a hundred years, and Mike Wake asks about the shortfall faced by councils if rates are reduced


01, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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