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UK’s poorest 20% pay proportionately more tax than the richest 20%

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UK government borrowing higher than expected as income tax receipts fall

ONS figures showing borrowing of ?18bn in May ??? up from ?15bn in same month in 2011 ??? are blow for George Osborne Britain’s public finances sank deeper into the red last month as weaker tax receipts from the recession-hit economy depleted the … Continue reading

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Tax avoidance isn’t a left or right issue, it’s a cancer eating our democracy

Willard Foxton blogs at the New Statesman: I must confess, I am a tax-dodger. As I am a Tory, and you are a New Statesman reader, this may come as no surprise. My sin was grave – last night, on my way home from work I bought some biscuits on a two… Continue reading

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Five steps to end global tax evasion

Rarely have politicians and business leaders met at Davos against such a gloomy backdrop. The World Economic Forum (WEF) helped to set the tone this month when it issued a chilling dystopian vision of mass youth unemployment, wholly inadequate eld… Continue reading

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