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‘It’s too early to conclude that Boris has used up the last of his nine lives’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘It’s too early to conclude that Boris has used up the last of his nine lives’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 May 2022
Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?
Rishi Sunak in Stoke
Business Briefing

Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?

Sources say chancellor may bring forward 1p income tax cut roll as inflation hits 40-year high
18 May 2022
The British Empire’s policies still at play in the UK
Map of territories that have been part of British Empire
Expert’s view

The British Empire’s policies still at play in the UK

Policies rooted in imperialism policies influence today’s tax and trade systems and even the wine we drink
16 May 2022
Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Behind the scenes

Is Rishi Sunak the victim of a ‘political hit job’?

Chancellor convinced leaking of wife’s tax status is part of ‘co-ordinated attack’
8 Apr 2022
What is non-domiciled status?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy
Today’s big question

What is non-domiciled status?

Rishi Sunak’s wife accused of saving ‘millions’ through ‘non-dom’ tax scheme
7 Apr 2022
What the National Insurance increase means
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
Fact file

What the National Insurance increase means

Government defends controversial hit to pay packets
6 Apr 2022
How to get the £150 council tax rebate
Getting to grips with . . .

How to get the £150 council tax rebate

One-off repayment is intended to ease effects of the cost of living crisis
4 Apr 2022

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How electric cars will leave road tax ‘black hole’
Electric car interior
Why we’re talking about . . .

How electric cars will leave road tax ‘black hole’

MPs have warned that policies intended to deliver net zero emissions will result in ‘zero revenue’ from road tax and fuel duty by 2040
4 Feb 2022
Self-assessment tax return: top tips for submitting your form
Tax return
In Depth

Self-assessment tax return: top tips for submitting your form

HMRC’s 31 January deadline has ‘effectively’ been extended 
31 Jan 2022
Have the Tories ditched Thatcherism in favour of big spending?
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson
In Depth

Have the Tories ditched Thatcherism in favour of big spending?

Rishi Sunak’s Budget includes plans to splash the cash – but tax cuts also on cards
28 Oct 2021
The Pandora Papers: will the war on tax dodgers ever end?
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Between the lines

The Pandora Papers: will the war on tax dodgers ever end?

Leaks are clearly discouraging tax avoiders, but more needs to be done to fight financial crime
14 Oct 2021
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 Oct 2021
All you need to know about the Pandora Papers
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis features in the massive financial data leak
Fact file

All you need to know about the Pandora Papers

World leaders, a Tory donor and Tony Blair among figures named in unprecedented insight into tax avoidance
4 Oct 2021
Conservative conference: all you need to know
Boris Johnson
The latest on . . .

Conservative conference: all you need to know

Boris Johnson under pressure to flesh out his ‘levelling up’ agenda
30 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
10 Sep 2021
Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?

Newly announced National Insurance hike is controversial departure from the party’s low-tax tradition
9 Sep 2021
Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?

Senior Tories warn that plan to fund social care could provoke ‘significant backlash’
7 Sep 2021
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’
Sweden coronavirus
In Depth

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
Trump
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
Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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In Depth

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?
cargo ship
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
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