Tax and spending

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Gwynedd raises council tax premium on second homes to 150%
Councillors to use extra £3m expected to be raised by the move to tackle area’s ‘immoral’ homelessness crisis

Steven Morris

01, Dec, 2022 @6:09 PM

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One of us is a millionaire, the other a care worker. The cruel divide between rich and poor disgusts us both | Julia Davies and Winsome Hill
This cost of living crisis is disastrous for one of us and will barely touch the other. The best answer is a wealth tax, say millionaire investor Julia Davies and care worker Winsome Hill

Julia Davies and Winsome Hill

01, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Labour hits back at Tory attacks on plan to put VAT on private school fees
Figures show drop in partnerships with state schools – which Labour says Tories promised would trigger a review of fees

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

29, Nov, 2022 @7:24 PM

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Failure to name firms receiving Covid loans hurts trust in UK, BBB tribunal told
‘Woefully inadequate’ due diligence controls to deter fraud cited in challenge to British Business Bank

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Amazon’s UK tax bill could rise by £29m amid business rates overhaul
Hikes set to hit warehouses and online retailers hardest in 2023 as UK government addresses ‘brick v clicks’ tax gap

Guardian staff and agency

28, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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‘People are living in vans’: Porthmadog considers vexed issue of second homes
As final vote on raising council tax to tackle homelessness looms, some worry tourism will be affected if people sell up

Steven Morris

25, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jeremy Hunt’s plans likely to degrade public services, says report
Thinktank says it expects chancellor’s autumn statement to leave ‘poisoned inheritance’ for next government

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Britons told how to save energy as government aid bill could hit £5bn a month
Information campaign to advise on cutting usage as cost of shielding households from soaring bills is set to double in new year

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @2:03 PM

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UN agrees global tax rules resolution giving developing nations greater say
UN gains mandate for talks next year that could bring reforms to existing tax policy and new convention

Anna Isaac

23, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Keir Starmer attacks ‘weak’ Rishi Sunak over non-dom tax breaks
Labour leader condemns non-dom and windfall tax avoidance, accusing PM of not standing up to his party

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @3:40 PM

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UN to vote on new tax convention proposed by African states
Developing nations hope draft resolution will pave way for fresh talks on global tax policy

Anna Isaac

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tories have pushed back our taxing problems | Letters
Letters: Readers on whether Jeremy Hunt’s budget will help to revive the UK’s public services and tackle economic problems

20, Nov, 2022 @4:54 PM

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