Chasing tax avoiders is labour intensive, but since 2005, 34,000 jobs have gone from HMRC.
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The chancellor’s record on tax avoidance suggests this is yet another PR exercise, writes James Bloodworth.
Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.
How could that have happened? How could HMRC have reached the point where it cannot chase that much tax? How limited are resources is this is the case?
The CPS is set to increase the number of tax evasion cases it prosecutes fivefold to 1,500 a year by 2014-15.
We need to know whether HMRC’s poor customer service in not answering the phone is reducing tax revenues and increasing collection costs.
Fifty-five thousand HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) staff are on strike today over plans to axe 10,000 jobs from the department.
Alex Hern further questions the letter to the Telegraph supporting the scrapping of the 50p tax rate.
Stephen Henderson looks at the whole saga of Rangers FC and asks what got them into the financial mess they’re in.