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Osborne’s record on tax avoidance: spin over substance

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The chancellor’s record on tax avoidance suggests this is yet another PR exercise, writes James Bloodworth.

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‘All hail the rich’ – the reality behind tory tax claims

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Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.

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How can a company go bust owing £58 million in tax?

How could that have happened? How could HMRC have reached the point where it cannot chase that much tax? How limited are resources is this is the case?

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CPS set to quintuple tax evasion prosecutions

The CPS is set to increase the number of tax evasion cases it prosecutes fivefold to 1,500 a year by 2014-15.

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Is poor customer service at the Revenue costing us money?

We need to know whether HMRC’s poor customer service in not answering the phone is reducing tax revenues and increasing collection costs.

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As tax avoidance fills the headlines, 10,000 jobs to be cut at HMRC

Fifty-five thousand HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff are on strike today over plans to axe 10,000 jobs from the department.

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Memo to 50p tax trashers, #2: The effective tax rate is hardly ever 58p

Alex Hern further questions the letter to the Telegraph supporting the scrapping of the 50p tax rate.

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Rangers FC: How a market leader went bust

Stephen Henderson looks at the whole saga of Rangers FC and asks what got them into the financial mess they’re in.

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Tax isn’t taxing when you’re Goldman Sachs

Alex Hern writes about the public accounts committee’s report on tax collection and HMRC’s dealings with big businesses, letting them off the hook.

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Protesters demand resignation of HMRC boss for colluding with tax avoiders

Protesters are today demanding the resignation of HMRC boss Dave Hartnett for his role in approving deals that allow big companies to avoid billions in tax.

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