The day when someone in the richest 10 per cent stops contributing to tax is nearly a month earlier than someone in the poorest 10 per cent.
Piketty’s theory – right or wrong – is largely unaffected by these results.
Billionaires love Britain. But here are three big reasons why Britain shouldn’t love billionaires.
The Chancellor's new assumption that tax cuts significantly boost growth could result in a higher than expected deficit.
Inflation alone will ensure that the allowance rises to over £11.3k and minimum wage workers will still be paying tax.
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.
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?
Global inequality in numbers.
The emotive, victory-clutching style of the Yes campaign is at risk of floundering before the cool, hard realities presented by the UK Treasury.
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.
Ireland tops the list, and the Dutch are the stingiest.
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
New research shows the cuts are biting deepest in the poorest areas in the north and Scotland, with worse to come.
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.
Cameron needs to lead on tax dodging, because he has the power to stop it.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
Strip out all special factors and total borrowing was £400m higher in 2012-13 than in the previous year.
How to respond when the prime minister says something simplistic and wrong.
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.
Purchasing power parity is not the same as the Big Mac Index.
The personal allowance has grown to undo any losses the abolition of the 10p rate inflicted.
It might incentivise innovation, but it definitely incentivises paying far less tax.
If you can't beat them, maybe you should think about joining them?
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.
Eleven countries made the decision to introduce a tax on financial transactions yesterday. Simon Chouffot argues we should take heed.
There's no reason why they should even try.
We can't ignore the fact that land is the property of the commons.
A populist move, which may be less popular than expected.
The 45p rate gets an artificial boost while 50p is made worse in comparison.
The platinum coin is dead, long live the debt ceiling.