Posts Tagged ‘Tax Dodgers’

Publish tax returns of the top 250 companies and 250 richest individuals

by Michael Meacher.

They’re all at it. It’s not just Starbucks , Google and Amazon that are running rings round HMRC and the tax laws, it’s virtually all the top UK 250 companies which are deliberately cheating UK taxpayers of the tax receipts due. No less than 98% of the FTSE-100 companies have a subsidiary in a tax […]

Labour is failing on tax avoidance

by Jon Lansman.

This week’s YouGov poll for the Sunday Times makes it very clear that Labour is failing to get a clear anti-tax avoidance message across to the public. In answer to the question “In general, do you think it is acceptable or unacceptable to LEGALLY avoid paying tax?”, 62% of people (72% of Labour voters) think it […]

The government are keener to catch whistleblowers than tax avoiders

by Michael Meacher.

The treatment of Osita Mba, the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) solicitor, is a public scandal. It was he who revealed that Dave Hartnett, former head of HMRC, had made a private deal with Goldman Sachs, sealed with a handshake, that let them off payment of interest amounting to at least £10m. This issue of […]

HMRC let Goldman Sachs off tax to avoid “major embarrassment” to Osborne

by Newsdesk.

In the legal case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Goldman Sachs, details have emerged of a controversial cover up to avoid political embarrassment at the heart of government. It came to light in the High Court that the former tax chief, Dave Hartnett, chose to waive the £20 […]

75% tax on rich rejected – a censure for François Hollande’s policies of pretence

by Tom Gill.

(translated from the original by Jacques Sapir) The measure considered to be one of the most emblematic of the promises of François Hollande on tax, the famous 75% rate for people on incomes of over €1 million, was rejected Saturday, December 29 by France’s Constitutional Council. The “Wise Men”of the council, to be clear, were […]

Over 40 UK Uncut actions target Starbucks over tax avoidance & cuts impact on women

by Newsdesk.

Growing public anger at Starbucks was clear yesterday as over 40 of their shops across the UK- including in Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol and Shrewsbury- were targeted by the anti-cuts direct action network, UK Uncut. In central London a creche and women’s refuge were set up in Starbuck’s flagship stores, and in Birmingham people slept in […]

CALL OUT! 8 Dec. Refuge from the cuts – target Starbucks!

by Newsdesk.

It’s time for the government to wake up and smell the coffee. Women have had enough of being attacked by a cabinet of millionaires. But there is a refuge from the cuts. Join us on Saturday 8 December to transform the tax dodger Starbucks into services women depend on, such as refuges and crèches. Check the UK Uncut actions […]

Why pay tax? HMRC operates not a tax net, but a colander

by Michael Meacher.

The Government likes to tell us they’re cracking down hard on tax avoidance. Yet the UK is steadily turning into a property speculators’ honeypot, aided by tax loopholes and the offshore secrecy of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean that conceal property transactions. Were the UK authorities even aware of this, let alone […]

Why a tax cut for millionaires is “a good thing”

by Michael Meacher.

Yesterday Parliament debated the 50p tax cut for those earning (or paying themselves) more than £150,000 a year, or £3,000 a week, all the way up to the chief executives of the FTSE-100 companies whose remuneration package today averages £4,80,000 a year, which works out at £93,300 a week. The Tories are in favour, and it’s […]

UK to require tax havens to disclose UK account holders to HMRC – Really?

by Michael Meacher.

It is good news, if true, that the Treasury is finally acting to force UK-controlled tax havens to divulge the names of UK residents who hold (substantial) funds there in order to avoid tax. The US is bringing in a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) next year which will require foreign banks to report […]

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