Income tax

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Self-assessment: tips for filing your UK tax return to avoid risk of a £100 fine
As HMRC’s deadline looms, here’s a guide to cutting your bill by taking advantage of the various reliefs

Miles Brignall and Rupert Jones

14, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Record number of Britons file tax returns on Christmas Day
This year, 3,275 took a break from mince pies and charades to fill in their self-assessment forms, HMRC said

Joe Middleton

28, Dec, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Scotland to raise income tax by 1p for those on over £43,666 to raise money for NHS – as it happened
Finance secretary says starter, basic and intermediate rates of income will stay the same

Andrew Sparrow

15, Dec, 2022 @4:26 PM

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How the autumn statement will impact households, from single mums to married pensioners
Freezing of thresholds means those receiving a wage rise will pay more tax, while benefits increase by the rate of inflation

Jess Clark

18, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt says he has not ‘ducked difficult decisions’ as OBR says living standards growth wiped out – as it happened
Chancellor denies postponing financial pain as fiscal watchdog’s figures show eight years of income growth wiped out

Harry Taylor (now); Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

17, Nov, 2022 @8:45 PM

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Hunt unveils tax rises and spending cuts as OBR says eight years of growth to be wiped out
Labour describes autumn statement measures as ‘invoice for the economic carnage’ of disastrous mini-budget under Liz Truss

Peter Walker Political correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Wealth taxes could raise £37bn for UK public services, campaigners say
Tax Justice UK calls on Rishi Sunak’s government to introduce five reforms targeting the richest people

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

25, Oct, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Liz Truss apologises for going ‘too far and too fast’ with economic changes – as it happened
Latest updates: In BBC interview, Liz Truss refuses say if her vision is ‘dead’ and vows to fight next election

Harry Taylor and Andrew Sparrow

17, Oct, 2022 @9:43 PM

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How Tory tax policies have increased the burden on the poor | Letter
Letter: Under the Conservatives, the balance has shifted from progressive to regressive taxation, says Barry Kushner


13, Oct, 2022 @4:18 PM

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IFS: Millions in Britain ‘face stealth tax raid’ under Liz Truss’s plans
For every £1 given workers by cutting tax rates £2 was being taken via freeze on income tax thresholds, thinktank calculates

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng ‘to bring forward planned fiscal statement’ in another U-turn – as it happened
Guardian understands chancellor will make statement later this month, rather than in November as originally planned

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

03, Oct, 2022 @8:05 PM

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Tax U-turn wins Truss some time but damage to credibility remains
PM said she was prepared to make unpopular decisions – but then buckled, so now she will be seen as both unpopular and wrong

Pippa Crerar Political editor

03, Oct, 2022 @6:18 PM

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