HMRC

We should salute the very rich who stay onshore and pay their taxes

1 February 2019 11:20

Paying tax — which many of us have been doing this week before HMRC’s 31 January deadline — is a…

Has HMRC done enough to solve the botched implementation of child benefit charges?

6 November 2018 11:56

You’ve just had a baby. Life is upside down, but in a good way. A couple of months in, you…

Scammers are getting wiser – and we need to wise up too

3 July 2017 15:18

Financial scams are big business in the UK. A report from Experian last year suggested that fraud could cost the…

gin spirit

It’s gin o’clock for HMRC as Mother’s Ruin boosts the coffers

5 June 2017 11:23

Not since the days of William Hogarth has Mother’s Ruin featured so prominently in the national consciousness. In the 21st…

People paying the highest rate of tax now at record level

1 June 2017 11:22

A record number of people are now paying the highest rate of tax thanks to wage inflation and the reduction…

Inheritances are under threat: don’t rely on a windfall to pay your debts

29 March 2017 10:25

Are you banking on an inheritance to help pay off the mortgage, clear your credit card bills or prop up…

Why are we handing gongs to people who are just doing their jobs?

31 December 2016 11:27

Every year closes with ‘fury’ as the press reacts to yet another honour for a ‘mandarin’ who has been doing…

The case for lowering taxes

3 June 2016 9:00

There’s a saying that when you tax something, you get less of it. Sometimes, this is a good thing. The…

Chaos at HMRC leaves taxpayers out of pocket

25 May 2016 11:05

Pity the taxman. As reviled professions go, it’s up there with estate agents, traffic wardens and, er, journalists. Now comes the…

Death and taxes: HM Revenue & Customs can’t even get that right

9 May 2016 10:33

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs is unlikely to be your favourite government department. But you have to pity the poor bean counters.…

The Spectator podcast: tax vs sex

16 April 2016 9:30

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or follow us on SoundCloud. After the row over tax returns,…

I confess it all… I’ve been dodging tax since the age of eight

13 April 2016 12:44

As someone who still entertains hope of becoming a member of Parliament one day, I’d better come clean about my…

Forget David Cameron – I want to know about Wayne Rooney’s tax return

13 April 2016 12:14

While we’re on the subject of taxes, what about footballers? That’s a question often put up by bankers accused of…

Today in audio: PM branded ‘dodgy Dave’ as tax row rumbles on

11 April 2016 17:26

David Cameron has been defending himself in the Commons following the publication of his tax return. He said he found…

Osborne and Corbyn publish their tax returns – but are they any more interesting than the PMs?

11 April 2016 16:25

George Osborne and Jeremy Corbyn have now both followed in the Prime Minister’s footsteps by publishing details of their tax…

The Coffee House podcast: David Cameron’s tax headache

11 April 2016 15:24

David Cameron has bowed down to pressure by publishing his tax return and now the Chancellor has done the same.…

Has Jeremy Corbyn lost his tax return?

11 April 2016 14:10

Oh dear. Although Jeremy Corbyn spent the best part of last week calling on David Cameron to publish his tax…

Today in audio: HMRC boss Lin Homer plays down her tax expertise

11 February 2016 15:50

It was a bad day in front of the Public Accounts Committee for Dame Lin Homer. Despite being the outgoing…

Does John McDonnell have any savings for a rainy day?

1 February 2016 16:26

It is very sporting of John McDonnell to release his tax return for us all to inspect. It is reassuring…

Google plays the global tax game – and charitable moves aren’t common

26 January 2016 18:52

When George Osborne announced at the Conservative Party conference in 2014 that he would force companies such as Google, Facebook…