Tax

Is Ed Miliband really prepared to risk £8.27 billion on an election stunt?

10 April 2015 11:57

It’s a common assumption that non-doms pay little tax. It’s certainly an assumption made by Ed Miliband, who has announced plans to scrap the…

Labour accuse Lynton Crosby of ‘going nuclear’ to distract from non-dom row

9 April 2015 15:00

Despite their leader playing the pious ‘not angry, but disappointed’ shtick at his press conference this morning, it’s not all…

Labour’s non-dom millionaire donor stays silent over Ed’s proposals

8 April 2015 12:35

Today Ed Miliband has announced with all guns blazing that the Labour party will abolish non-dom status if they are…

Ed Miliband is deliberately misleading ‘you and me’ on the non-dom rules

8 April 2015 8:30

When he announced Labour Party proposals for changes to the non-dom rules, Ed Miliband tried very hard to be as…

Parties launch tax attacks as Britain heads to the beach

6 April 2015 9:27

The three main parties are having a fight about tax today. It’s the day the rise in the personal allowance…

Were the Tories’ dodgy figures designed to provoke Labour into making a statement?

30 March 2015 18:28

Why are the Tories peddling what the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has described as ‘at best unhelpful’, which is…

Is it really surprising that people think Ed Miliband is more of a toff than David Cameron?

25 March 2015 15:55

The most remarkable poll of the week was the one which suggested the British public find Ed Miliband more of…

Who on earth does Margaret Hodge think she is?

10 March 2015 15:23

Most people, when they hear the word populist, will think of Marine Le Pen going mad about Muslim immigrants or…

Ed Balls

Labour tries to resuscitate tax row

17 February 2015 15:12

Presumably as a way of getting out of an endless debate about receipts, Ed Balls has issued a letter with…

Watch: Ed Miliband mucks up his lines

16 February 2015 17:47

Ed Miliband appears to have found some safe ground for his party this week, attacking the Tories whenever he can…

The danger for Miliband in his tax triumph

15 February 2015 12:04

Last week was Labour’s best of the campaign so far and the Tories’ worst. The row over tax avoidance and…

Miliband: I stand by what I said about Lord Fink

12 February 2015 12:48

Ed Miliband has now repeated what he said about Lord Fink in the Commons. At the end of his speech,…

Miliband appears to win tax battle as Lord Fink backs off legal threat

12 February 2015 12:03

So it looks as though that Ed Miliband has won his battle with Lord Fink. The Tory peer has given…

Miliband to repeat allegations against Lord Fink in public

11 February 2015 17:11

So Ed Miliband really is going to pick one of the bigger battles of his leadership. After Lord Fink demanded that…

Let’s face it, we need to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol — and legalise other drugs

29 January 2015 17:15

In the last few years alcohol has become the leading cause of death in men under 50 years of age,…

Danny Alexander: David Cameron is an ‘enemy of aspiration’

26 January 2015 13:51

As coalition rows go, today’s ‘spat’ over who is most supportive of aspirational voters really is the more boring for…

Margaret Hodge’s oily donation

12 January 2015 13:42

Despite being the heiress to a steel fortune, Margaret Hodge never stops criticising multinational corporations over their tax affairs including the…

Boris is right – Britain does need rich people. And plenty of them

28 November 2014 9:29

Boris Johnson is about the only politician in Britain to stand up for the rich, pointing out that while they…

Boris’s dilemma: relinquish his US passport or pay American tax

24 November 2014 18:18

When in doubt, blame wealthy foreigners for any political problems. That goes for pols in the US and the UK alike, and…

Why David Cameron’s tax reform won’t break the bank

3 October 2014 12:58

It’s odd to see David Cameron’s tax pledge being denounced as profligate, even in publications like the Financial Times. The…

David Cameron’s message to Britain: winter is here but spring is coming

1 October 2014 14:28

Better than Miliband is as fine a demonstration of the soft bigotry of low expectations as you possibly hope to…

A 90-day patriot

16 September 2014 17:33

One question before the independence vote on Thursday is where is the SNP’s most famous celebrity supporter? You might expect…

Balls tries to defuse the tax bombshell

2 August 2014 10:45

Ed Balls’ interview with the Telegraph today is a demonstration of what he learnt working for Gordon Brown in opposition.…

David Cameron hints at tax cuts for Middle England

30 July 2014 11:47

The Telegraph’s Christopher Hope tweets the news that David Cameron is open to raising the threshold for the 40p rate:…

Labour wants you to pay more tax. But what about its tax bill?

30 July 2014 8:53

Westminster has got in a tizz overnight because Andy Burnham has been taped saying that he still favours a ‘death…