Tax and spending

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Three ways Sunak could raise £10bn to help Britons struggling with energy bills | Arun Advani
Analysis: the chancellor has a set of options for making the tax system fairer at the same time as bringing in revenue

Arun Advani

19, May, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer clash over online tax plans
Sainsbury’s and others call for tax on internet sales, while Marks & Spencer says that would ‘punish’ go-ahead outlets

Sarah Butler and Joe Middleton

19, May, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Windfall tax would hit renewables investment, National Grid boss says
John Pettigrew claimed a levy on oil and gas companies could derail efforts to meet climate crisis targets

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, May, 2022 @12:48 PM

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Helping cash-strapped Britons won’t add to inflation, says CBI
Chief of business association calls for stimulus that aids ‘hardest hit’ with rising food and fuel bills

Jamie Grierson

19, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Rishi Sunak vows to cut taxes for business to tackle cost of living crisis
Chancellor to urge investment in innovation at CBI speech as UK inflation soars to 9%

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

18, May, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Keir Starmer: PM choosing to let people struggle by delaying energy windfall tax
Labour leader says Boris Johnson U-turn on tax ‘inevitable’ and he must act now, as cost of living dominates PMQs

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, May, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Bill Gates: ‘Vaccines are a miracle. It’s mind-blowing somebody could say the opposite’
The Microsoft co-founder takes questions from scientists, academics and readers on Ukraine, Covid, Jeffrey Epstein and more

Tim Lewis

15, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Observer view on the urgent need for a windfall tax on the energy giants | Observer editorial
Even bosses of Britain’s oil and gas companies admit they hardly know what to do with record-breaking profits

Observer editorial

15, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Working from home: HMRC’s £125 tax break now harder to claim
As Covid crisis eases, official guidance says people cannot obtain relief if they choose to avoid office

Rupert Jones

14, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak: windfall tax an option if oil firms fail to invest in UK
Chancellor says he is ‘pragmatic’ about introducing a levy on energy companies to ease cost of living crisis

Heather Stewart and Alex Lawson

12, May, 2022 @6:08 PM

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A windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas: what have ministers said so far?
Despite Labour’s idea being criticised as ‘disastrous’, Rishi Sunak has said nothing is off the table

Peter Walker Political correspondent

12, May, 2022 @4:45 PM

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NatWest chair says best way to help poorest is through benefits
Across-the-board tax cut would be blunt, very costly and give wealthy a boost, warns Howard Davies

Mark Sweney

12, May, 2022 @11:48 AM

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