taxation

  • 2 Apr 2012

    From 6 April 2012, some poor UK households may lose tax credits due to them because of inadequate communication by the government. Numerous low-income families already face drastic tax credit and welfare benefits cuts. But even some of those still entitled to child or working tax credit may not receive this.

  • 23 Mar 2012

    Eight anti-cuts protesters arrested in Fortnum and Mason last year have been found not guilty despite the conviction of other protesters on the same evidence.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Green MP Caroline Lucas has slammed yesterday’s budget as the “nail in the coffin” of the Coalition’s commitment to be “the greenest government ever”.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Wales will be hit hard by the UK budget, according to Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour. Plaid called for Welsh opposition to regional pay variation.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    This morning (22 March 2012) Chancellor George Osborne is mainly taking stick for his so-called 'granny tax' - as the tabloids put it. That is the tax adjustments which mean that 4.41 million pensioners lose money and the Treasury claws back some £1.2 billion.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Amidst all the budget fuss over 50p tax rates for the very wealthy and the ‘injustice’ of higher rate taxpayers losing out on Child Benefit, who is prepared to speak up for 212,000 low income working families set to lose £3,870 a year each? It is they who are facing the biggest cut in incomes come April this year.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Christian Aid says that chancellor George Osborne has spoken out against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, but has failed to act accordingly.

  • 20 Mar 2012

    Three major British Churches are calling on Chancellor George Osborne to take tough action on tax avoidance in his 21 March 2012 statement.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    Cash strapped as it seeks to avoid the European debt crisis, Italy's parliament is debating a measure to force church-owned properties to pay property taxes.

  • 17 Feb 2012

    Two Labour council leaders are supporting calls from the Green Party for the government to “come clean” on their future proposals for local government finance.