Half of voters happy to pay more tax to fund NHS poll

Half of voters happy to pay more tax to fund NHS poll Public’s willingness to pay extra tax to help the NHS reaches highest level in over a decade.
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Gibraltar tries to lure London hedge fund bosses with promise of low taxes

Peninsula launches campaign weeks after David Cameron asks overseas territories to ‘get houses in order’ over taxGibraltar is launching a campaign to persuade hedge funds to ditch their plush Mayfair offices for the low taxes of “the Rock”.Fabian Picardo, chief minister of the British overseas territory, said multimillionaire hedge fund managers should quit London for […]
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Dolce and Gabbana in court over tax charges

Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana accused of not paying taxes on royalties of about €1bn (£860m) in high profile caseFashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana should be jailed for two and a half years for alleged tax evasion, a Milan prosecutor said on Wednesday.Dolce and Gabbana are accused of not paying taxes on royalties of […]
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Google’s Eric Schmidt: change British law and we’d pay more tax

Executive chairman defends company’s ‘fiduciary responsibility’ in face of criticism and says ‘what we are doing is legal’Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, has continued to defend the company’s tax affairs, insisting it would comply with British law if it was changed and claiming to be perplexed by the debate.In a phrase less snappy than the […]
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Why should Apple have access to consumers if it refuses to pay its fair share of taxes?

Countries are competing to provide the biggest tax breaks, the cheapest labour and the easiest regulation to attract the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, to the disadvantage of their own citizens. But there is another wayThe chairman of a parliamentary committee investigating Google for tax avoidance calls the firm “devious, calculating, and unethical”, yet […]
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Google chief rejects Ed Miliband’s call for ‘responsible capitalism’

Eric Schmidt says search giant follows international rules after Labour leader criticised company over tax practicesGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt rejected the idea put forward by Labour leader Ed Miliband that the search giant should practise “responsible capitalism”, arguing the company simply follows international tax laws – which he described as “irrational”.Speaking at Google’s annual […]
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Boris Johnson’s call for tax-raising powers for London boosted by report

London Finance Commission says capital should be able to raise levies on sales, betting, alcohol and touristsThe mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has expressed confidence that the capital could gain powers to raise property and other new taxes while he remains in office.Backing a report, published on Wednesday, that calls for greater financial freedom for […]
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HMRC to help Ethiopia and Tanzania collect taxes

Aim is to reduce reliance on overseas funds while ministers hope to distract from lack of aid commitmentThe government is to help Ethiopia and Tanzania to build their tax-raising powers and so reduce their dependency on overseas aid to run an effective government.David Gauke, the Treasury minister, will announce the initiative on Tuesday in a […]
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