Tax

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’
Olivia Colman at the Bafta Film Awards 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’

The scheme could generate £250-£300m for the arts, say backers
29 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests
Protesters clash with riot police in Bogota
In Depth

Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests

Police crackdown on demonstrations against poverty, unemployment and rising inequality leave 19 dead
4 May 2021
Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’
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Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 September
28 Sep 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Trump’s ‘bombshell’ tax return
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In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Trump’s ‘bombshell’ tax return

Newly published records show that US president paid no federal income tax in ten of last 15 years
28 Sep 2020
England’s ‘tax-dodging’ hotspots revealed
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In Brief

England’s ‘tax-dodging’ hotspots revealed

Home Counties dominate list of towns with highest levels of tax avoidance
7 Sep 2020

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Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
Deutsche Bank handed over Donald Trump’s financial records
Donald Trump
In Brief

Deutsche Bank handed over Donald Trump’s financial records

German financial giant was subpoenaed by prosecutors building case against the US president
6 Aug 2020
What is capital gains tax and why is it being reviewed?
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

What is capital gains tax and why is it being reviewed?

Tory MPs expected to resist efforts to raise taxes to pay off coronavirus debt
15 Jul 2020
Supreme Court rules on fight over Donald Trump’s taxes
Donald Trump
In Depth

Supreme Court rules on fight over Donald Trump’s taxes

Highest US court says New York prosecutors can see president’s records
10 Jul 2020
Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?

Shadow chancellor says those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pick up pandemic tab
6 Jul 2020
‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’
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In Brief

‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’

Industry body calls for government to delay new levy by a year
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: will council tax be scrapped?
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In Depth

Coronavirus: will council tax be scrapped?

Councils offer financial support to vulnerable families but won’t suspend payments
7 Apr 2020
The most secretive financial systems in the world
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In Depth

The most secretive financial systems in the world

Report calls for sanctions as UK shoots up world rankings of tax havens
19 Feb 2020
Post-Brexit trade: what are freeports?
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In Depth

Post-Brexit trade: what are freeports?

Government planning new low-tax zones in bid to boost economic growth
10 Feb 2020
Will Brexit herald the return of the duty-free booze cruise?
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In Depth

Will Brexit herald the return of the duty-free booze cruise?

No-deal withdrawal could see Brits bringing back bargain booze from abroad
6 Feb 2020
The UK’s biggest taxpayers
Denise Coates
In Depth

The UK’s biggest taxpayers

Denise Coates, founder of Bet365, tops The Sunday Times Tax List for last year
27 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: London must thrive for us all to prosper
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Instant Opinion: London must thrive for us all to prosper

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 27 January
27 Jan 2020
What the pension tax changes mean for you
Doctors working for the NHS
In Depth

What the pension tax changes mean for you

Government considering tax breaks for high earners in bid to tackle NHS staffing crisis
16 Jan 2020
What will happen to UK taxes after the general election?
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In Depth

What will happen to UK taxes after the general election?

The two main parties have unveiled plans to help households hold onto their cash
5 Dec 2019
Conservatives set aside £25bn for major road upgrades
Road works
In Depth

Conservatives set aside £25bn for major road upgrades

Funds from taxpayer and borrowing will be used to improve 14 English routes
30 Sep 2019
France’s new digital tax explained
Google ruling
In Brief

France’s new digital tax explained

3% levy on revenue of big tech firms like Google and Facebook faces stiff opposition from Washington
12 Jul 2019
The pros and cons of sin taxes
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The pros and cons of sin taxes

Boris Johnson says he wants to halt the ‘continuing creep of the nanny state’ by abandoning levies on harmful products
3 Jul 2019
How would a wealth tax on the super-rich work?
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In Brief

How would a wealth tax on the super-rich work?

US billionaires urge presidential candidates to back levy to improve inequality and tackle climate change
26 Jun 2019
Labour’s progressive property tax explained
Property London
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Labour’s progressive property tax explained

Party proposes replacing council tax with new levy paid by landlords rather than tenants
4 Jun 2019
Rich List: ‘Corbygeddon’ sparks billionaire exodus
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In Brief

Rich List: ‘Corbygeddon’ sparks billionaire exodus

Fear of tax increases from a Labour-led government is leading Britain’s richest to move assets overseas
13 May 2019
Road tax: what’s changed in 2019?
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Road tax: what’s changed in 2019?

Motorists now face forking out up to £65 more
3 May 2019
Does an ageing population mean never-ending tax rises?
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In Brief

Does an ageing population mean never-ending tax rises?

Philip Hammond warns taxes will keep increasing to cover cost of caring for Britain’s elderly
25 Apr 2019
What could Donald Trump’s tax returns reveal?
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In Brief

What could Donald Trump’s tax returns reveal?

House Democrats target the president’s business dealings amid accusations they are starting a ‘witch hunt’
5 Apr 2019
New cars and driving laws for 2019
Tesla Model 3
In Depth

New cars and driving laws for 2019

Recent changes may have a major impact on drivers over the next 12 months
21 Feb 2019
Top tips for filing your self-assessment tax form
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In Depth

Top tips for filing your self-assessment tax form

Find out what you need to declare, what your allowances are and how to cut your tax bill
23 Jan 2019
Should there be a tax on red meat?
Bacon
In Depth

Should there be a tax on red meat?

New study suggests 14% increase in the price of red meat could prevent almost 6,000 deaths a year in the UK
7 Nov 2018
Hammond confirms road pothole fund and fuel tax freeze
Potholes
In Brief

Hammond confirms road pothole fund and fuel tax freeze

Chancellor commits almost £30bn to repair and maintain Britain’s ageing roads
30 Oct 2018
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