Tax and spending

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A curious time for parsimony from ‘best friend’ of Ukraine
Analysis: Downing Street’s call for a reality check on defence spending comes at an unexpected moment

Dan Sabbagh in Madrid

28, Jun, 2022 @7:15 PM

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Boris Johnson seeks to defuse row over abandoning defence spending pledge
PM insists manifesto promise of above-inflation increase will be kept despite Downing Street ‘reality check’ briefing

Peter Walker and Dan Sabbagh in Madrid

28, Jun, 2022 @6:24 PM

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Fracking firms could share in UK fossil fuel tax breaks worth billions
Exclusive: Campaigners say funding may provide incentive to restart fracking if moratorium is lifted

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Firms are driving up inflation - why doesn't Johnson talk to them about restraint? | Carys Roberts
The government expects workers to shoulder the burden – while price spikes mean huge windfalls for some companies, says Carys Roberts of the IPPR

Carys Roberts

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How much does it cost to change the British monarch?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

26, Jun, 2022 @1:01 PM

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HMRC criticised over £32bn ‘tax gap’ estimate
Tax experts say shortfall between expected income and actual receipts underplays true scale of fraud in 2020-21 financial year

Phillip Inman

23, Jun, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Back to union-bashing: government is now openly aggressive | Larry Elliott
Spirit of consensus has gone as ministers seek a scapegoat for the stagflation affecting the economy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:01 AM

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Etsy paid just £128,000 in corporation tax in 2020 in the UK despite £160m in sales
US-based business would have been liable for almost £7m if it had booked all UK sales at Etsy UK, TaxWatch finds

Sarah Butler

19, Jun, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Petrol profiteering? ‘I’m not robbing motorists, I’m only making 2-3p a litre’
Forecourt staff feel their customers’ despair but insist there is nothing they can do to keep prices down

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, Jun, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Northern Tory MP Jake Berry backs Gove over tight grip on spending
Chair of influential group seeking investment in north of England says ‘we have to keep public finances in order’

Jamie Grierson

17, Jun, 2022 @9:11 AM

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Queen’s ‘seabed rights’ swell to value of £5bn after auction of plots
British crown estate portfolio rises in value by 8.3% to £15.6bn

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

15, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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As Boris Johnson alienates bosses, can Labour become the party of business?
Group senses moment to steal long-cherished Tory moniker, by talking up enterprise and social responsibility

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Jun, 2022 @1:36 PM

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