By Gavin Kelly - 11 March 9:35
Inflation alone will ensure that the allowance rises to over £11.3k and minimum wage workers will still be paying tax.
By Stewart Cowley - 05 February 11:08
Ed Balls's 50p tax is nothing but theatrical politics - pay close attention to the Lifetime Allowance, the cap on pension funds, which has already been lowered and most likely will be again.
By Jonn Elledge - 28 January 14:50
Rich people in other countries demand they be required to pay higher taxes more often than you might think. So why doesn't Britain have a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates, willing to pay a little bit more tax for everybody's benefit?
By Sophie McBain - 23 January 14:08
Global inequality in numbers.
By Stewart Cowley - 21 January 15:16
The emotive, victory-clutching style of the Yes campaign is at risk of floundering before the cool, hard realities presented by the UK Treasury.
By Arthur Downing - 19 December 15:49
Ministers have pledged to fund policies like the extension of free school meals and the freeze in fuel duty through extra revenue from reducing avoidance. But HMRC is struggling.
By Sophie McBain - 16 December 12:00
Ireland tops the list, and the Dutch are the stingiest.
By Nida Broughton - 03 December 13:01
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
By John Low - 28 November 12:30
New research shows the cuts are biting deepest in the poorest areas in the north and Scotland, with worse to come.
By Sophie McBain - 07 November 10:56
Between $21-32trn of private wealth is kept in tax havens, and Britain is at the very centre of a global financial system that allows the wealthy to avoid tax.
By Murray Worthy - 14 June 11:56
Cameron needs to lead on tax dodging, because he has the power to stop it.
By Peter Wilby - 01 May 15:49
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
By George Eaton - 23 April 10:45
Strip out all special factors and total borrowing was £400m higher in 2012-13 than in the previous year.
By Alex Hern - 11 March 10:21
How to respond when the prime minister says something simplistic and wrong.
By Alex Andreou - 28 February 15:26
RBS has announced losses of over £5.1bn and bonuses of £679m, after being bailed out by the taxpayer. Through Stephen Hester's sleight of hand, we are expected to believe that this has been a “chastening year” for the bank.
By Alex Hern - 22 February 15:32
Purchasing power parity is not the same as the Big Mac Index.
By Alex Hern - 14 February 12:10
The personal allowance has grown to undo any losses the abolition of the 10p rate inflicted.
By Tony McKenna - 13 February 13:07
It might incentivise innovation, but it definitely incentivises paying far less tax.
By Alex Hern - 30 January 15:24
If you can't beat them, maybe you should think about joining them?
By George Eaton - 28 January 11:39
The most recent figures show that current borrowing has fallen by just 6.4 per cent since 2010, while net borrowing has fallen by 18.3 per cent.
By Simon Chouffot - 24 January 11:36
Eleven countries made the decision to introduce a tax on financial transactions yesterday. Simon Chouffot argues we should take heed.
By Alex Hern - 24 January 9:54
There's no reason why they should even try.
By Alex Hern - 22 January 10:36
We can't ignore the fact that land is the property of the commons.
By Alex Hern - 21 January 11:06
A populist move, which may be less popular than expected.
By Alex Hern - 14 January 13:13
The 45p rate gets an artificial boost while 50p is made worse in comparison.
By Alex Hern - 14 January 10:50
The platinum coin is dead, long live the debt ceiling.
By Alex Hern - 11 January 16:05
Shinzo Abe: Bad guy done good?
By Rae Boocock - 08 January 17:43
English Heritage budget cuts threaten the future of London's 150 year old commemorative scheme
By Carl Packman - 07 January 14:05
It is a requirement of civil society that government obviate the need for payday lenders, writes Carl Packman.
By Alex Hern - 07 January 11:42
If you wanted to disincentivise work for the poorest, this is how you'd do it.