Tax officials refused to investigate money laundering at telecoms company 'because they donated cash to the Tories'

Tax officials refused to investigate money laundering at telecoms company 'because they donated cash to the Tories'

HMRC was asked by French authorities to raid the offices of telecoms firm Lycamobile, but turned down the request. BuzzFeed revealed that in an email to the French officials, a senior civil servant said: “It is of note that they are the…

Lawyers and tax man to pocket HALF of Prince's £140m fortune – as star's feuding family are yet to see a penny

Lawyers and tax man to pocket HALF of Prince's £140m fortune – as star's feuding family are yet to see a penny

As the second anniversary of the much-loved pop star's death approaches, his heirs have yet to collect any money from his estate. Prince died aged 57 of an accidental, self-administered overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl on April 21 2016 at his…

Australia to investigate tax body over abuse-of-power allegations

Australia to investigate tax body over abuse-of-power allegations

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s government will investigate the country’s taxation body after former staffers of the revenue-raising institution told local media it unscrupulously targeted individuals and small businesses to meet budgetary targets – allegations the tax office denies. Citing two whistle-blowers, the…

Frappucinos, milkshakes and squash could be slapped with sugar tax next as campaigners set their sights on sugary coffee

Frappucinos, milkshakes and squash could be slapped with sugar tax next as campaigners set their sights on sugary coffee

Brits are already being forced to pay more for fizzy drinks from this week as part of a new Government crackdown on obesity. And now sweet coffee drinks could be targeted too, it is feared. Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity…

The sugar tax will not solve the obesity crisis or ease pressure on the NHS — so hands off our grub

The sugar tax will not solve the obesity crisis or ease pressure on the NHS — so hands off our grub

Hands off grub With the fizzy drink tax only moments old, a Treasury Minister says chocolate, sweets and milkshakes are up next. The Sun warned of this from the start. The Cameron Government’s sugar levy always seemed an ­economically and ­scientifically illiterate…