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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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Mo Farah: from lefty hero to tax exile in 10 short months

Last year Mo Farah was calling on the chancellor to crack down on tax avoidance. Now he want to be a tax exile.

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Alliance Boots ‘fleecing Britain’ as it avoids £1.1 billion in tax

Pharmacy chain Alliance Boots has been accused of “fleecing Britain” as a report out today reveals that the company has avoided over a billion pounds in tax in the past six years.

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Private equity firms get ‘gift from the taxman’ thanks to Osborne’s employee shareholder scheme

Wealthy private equity firms are planning to use the government’s new ‘employee shareholder’ policy to avoid paying tax on their shares, according to legal experts.

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Video: Government advisor gives advice on tax avoidance

One of the coalition’s tax advisers has resigned after being secretly filmed offering tips on how to keep money “out of the chancellor’s grubby mitts”.

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Why are we asking the British tax havens to reform themselves when the Foreign Office says we can impose new law on them?

I was rummaging through various links today and came to the UK Foreign Office White Paper on the Overseas Territories published in June 2012. This contains, on page 14, the following interesting statement in a section headed ‘Our Constitutional Relationship’.

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Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hangover?

Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hang-over? Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-aid but weren’t we expecting a bit better than this?

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The OECD says there are vast amounts offshore – and that can only be with the knowing assistance of the world’s big banks

The OECD issued a new report overnight for the G8. The subject is automatic information exchange – the theme of today’s G8 summit.

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Hannes Swoboda and Mojca Kleva Kekus take your questions on tax justice

Live chat, 21 May 2013. 12.30PM

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For those who argue people are overtaxed in the UK and will run away if rates aren’t cut

This table has just been published by the OECD and shows the “tax wedge” taken from employment earnings for all 34 OECD countries.

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