Defense contracting is deeply weird
By Alex Hern - 10 July 13:06

A $0.5bn golden goodbye is nice to have for anyone.

Children on a run-down estate in Glasgow
Does cash or services have the biggest impact on child poverty?
By Jonathan Bradshaw - 27 June 16:31

We need to invest more money in eradicating child poverty, not simply shift current expenditure around.

Borrowing up £2.7bn year-on-year
By Alex Hern - 26 June 10:28

The state borrowed £17.9bn in May

Jimmy Carr apologises for his tax avoidance
By Alex Hern - 21 June 8:40

The comedian "made a terrible error of judgement"

Goldman Sachs have £20m of our money, but we're on the road to getting it back
By Tim Street - 20 June 15:41

HMRC's sweetheart tax deal with Goldman Sachs must be declared unlawful

Tax avoiders like Jimmy Carr have nothing to fear from Osborne
By Richard Murphy - 19 June 11:43

The Chancellor's plans will allow the vast majority of tax avoidance to continue uninterrupted.

Tax justice must be on the agenda for the post-2015 development goals
By Mike Lewis - 17 June 10:30

Anything else would be dodging the problem.

The main building of Birmingham Council.
Council tax benefit reforms will hit lower-income households hardest
By New Statesman - 31 May 7:06

New study from the IFS shows that the poorest and the working age will suffer most.

The Bank of England at night.
Negative interest rates are fun for Governments
By Alex Hern - 30 May 15:27

£30bn infrastructure programs! Ending taxation!

Christine Lagarde pays no tax, is slight hypocrite
By Alex Hern - 29 May 15:36

The head of the IMF pays no tax at all on her income of $550,000

New Statesman
Optimal tax rate for top one per cent may be as high as 83%
By Alex Hern - 28 May 17:21

Paper suggests cutting taxes may divert attention to wasteful bargaining

New Statesman
PAC criticises ministry of defence’s 7.5 per cent cuts strategy
By New Statesman - 25 May 7:39

However, MPs encourage that the MoD is taking active steps to tackle low morale caused by the cuts.

New Statesman
UK retail sales values index up 0.4 per cent in April
By New Statesman - 23 May 13:04

However, retail sales volumes decline by 1.1 per cent.

New Statesman
Moving the goalposts?
By Alex Hern - 22 May 14:54

Tax cuts vs spending cuts

George Osborne listens to Christine Lagarde
IMF calls for Plan B
By Alex Hern - 22 May 12:14

More infrastructure spending and tax cuts, and less focus on reducing the deficit.

New Statesman
Six oddities from the TPA's tax plan
By Alex Hern - 22 May 11:21

All in all, a slightly strange report.

New Statesman
Taxpayer's Alliance calls for lower taxes
By Alex Hern - 21 May 9:19

Pope's religion unconfirmed.

Lighting over Athens, but the power's out.
This is what "savage austerity" looks like
By Alex Hern - 18 May 11:53

Let's avoid the euphemisms

Intesa San Paolo
It's a good thing Moody's don't run Italy
By Alex Hern - 16 May 15:39

Consistency: not the CRA's strong point.

New Statesman
Greggs attacks the pasty tax
By New Statesman - 16 May 11:18

2012 sales to date up 4.3 per cent as baker lambasts government.

New Statesman
IFS recommends making a switch from motoring taxes to road pricing
By New Statesman - 15 May 16:35

New report finds that motoring-related taxes are already shrinking as a proportion of total receipts

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
As GSK is exposed, the government must clamp down on tax dodging
By Mike Lewis - 14 May 15:19

Panorama adds another company to the list of tax-dodgers

Fireside money
78,000 public sector workers are on pensions higher than the average wage
By Alex Hern - 09 May 15:08

More than 12,000 get more than £50,000 a year, say IF

Have there been spending cuts in Europe?
By Alex Hern - 08 May 10:00

Short answer: Yes.

New Statesman
A tax on aspiration?
By Gavin Kelly - 02 May 11:27

The complex new student support system will result in eye-watering effective tax rates for many low-

DFID secretary, Andrew Mitchell
DFID squeezes £70m from the private sector
By Alex Hern - 01 May 12:17

Actis Capital complains of "strong arm" tactics

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