Tax and spending

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Hidden cost of umbrella companies in UK ‘may top £4.5bn a year’
Unions and tax experts call for greater regulation as those affected thought to exceed 600,000 workers

Jasper Jolly

16, May, 2021 @11:46 AM

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NHS Covid lab staff hired via pay scheme with tax scam hallmarks
Revealed: Hundreds of workers recruited for Milton Keynes lab were employed by multiple mini companies

Simon Goodley and Jasper Jolly

11, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Post-Brexit trade deals mean firms will miss out on freeport benefits
Government admits agreements with 23 countries include clauses prohibiting use of tax breaks

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, May, 2021 @4:56 PM

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UK needs £102bn boost to NHS and social care, says major report
Funding from higher taxes would cut avoidable deaths and improve equality after the Covid pandemic

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

06, May, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Sports Direct under scrutiny from EU tax authorities over VAT bills
Disagreements centre on firm controlled by Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley’s brother

Rob Davies

02, May, 2021 @11:56 AM

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An overhaul of the global tax system can wait no longer
The Covid-ravaged global economy is at a crossroads: we can commit to greater tax cooperation or risk a tax-driven trade war

Angel Gurria

29, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Biden’s plans are ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to end global tax abuse, says OECD boss
Ángel Gurría says international deal is within striking distance and could be signed this summer

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

29, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A glance across the Atlantic would show Sunak what real tax reform looks like
Joe Biden is about to shake up US taxation policy. The UK must hope that the chancellor feels a need to emulate him

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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It’s the old that get the benefits, and the Tories the election wins
The government spends more than twice as much on each pensioner as on each working-age Briton

Phillip Inman

24, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Boris Johnson confirms James Dyson texts will be published on Friday
PM says there was nothing ‘remotely dodgy’ about exchanges he had with billionaire about tax affairs

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Apr, 2021 @2:34 PM

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No 10 refuses to deny cabinet secretary told PM to change his phone number amid lobbying concerns – politics live
Latest updates: prime minister’s spokesman refuses to deny reports saying Simon Case advised Boris Johnson to change his mobile phone number

Andrew Sparrow

22, Apr, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Pimms may bubble post-lockdown, but the future for many is less cheery | Larry Elliott
A quarter of companies caught in the recent lockdown have little or no confidence of recovery

Larry Elliott

15, Apr, 2021 @3:58 PM

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