Realistic reductions in the cost of welfare will not come from further cuts but from lessening the reliance on the state, argues Helen White of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
People across the UK will start to receive their personal tax summaries this week. HMRC has issued a 7-point guide to the new statements.
The number of people being pursued through the courts for tax evasion has risen by almost a third in the last year, as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) steps up its efforts to close the UK's £35bn tax gap.
The Liberal Democrats have told David Cameron they will refuse to form a coalition with the Conservatives unless he commits to tax hikes for the middle classes, Nick Clegg has said.
David Cameron used his Tory party conference speech to promise £7bn in tax cuts, aimed squarely at the middle-classes.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Conservatives will raise the 40 per cent tax threshold from £41,900 to £50,000 if they win the 2015 General Election.
Hundreds of thousands of expats who raise an income in the UK could lose their right to use the personal allowance.
One in ten Brits wrongly believes that the government will pick up the tab for their funeral, a survey has found.
Former government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has invested in a high-profile film financing company considered to be a tax avoidance scheme by HMRC.
More than one in four UK employees fear they will lose their job within the next six months, according Glassdoor’s UK Employment Confidence Survey.
Business executives and sport stars - among them David Beckham - have been warned they must pay HM Revenue and Customs more than £520m after a government crackdown on tax avoidance schemes.
Property searches by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to target tax evasion jumped by 12% to 500 in the last year, according to official data obtained by law firm Pinsent Masons.
The Conservatives are said to be planning to merge national insurance into income tax in a major shake-up of the current tax system.
The average retired household pays out 30 per cent of its annual income in taxes, according to research.
A higher threshold for income tax will be the Liberal Democrats' top priority at next month's Budget, deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg will say today.
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