Barclays in court again to halt publication

Posted March 18th, 2009 in banking, confidentiality, injunctions, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Barclays Capital will return to court tomorrow in a bid to prevent the publication of leaked documents that allegedly detail how the bank avoided paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax.”

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The Times, 17th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

HMRC investigates allegations of tax avoidance schemes at Barclays – The Times

Posted March 17th, 2009 in banking, news, tax avoidance by sally

“HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reportedly investigating alleged tax avoidance schemes run by Barclays.”

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The Times, 17th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Voluntary code to make banks pay taxes could be made law – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2009 in banking, news, tax avoidance by sally

“A new code of conduct for banks to stop them avoiding billions of pounds in taxes is to be introduced, Alistair Darling announced yesterday.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2009

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Tesco tax avoidance schemes can form part of libel case, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2008 in corporation tax, defamation, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Details of elaborate offshore corporation tax avoidance schemes operated by Tesco were yesterday allowed to be introduced into evidence in a libel case the supermarket chain is bringing against the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2008

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Government outlaws tax avoidance schemes – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2008 in news, tax avoidance by sally

“The government is outlawing a number of offshore corporation tax avoidance schemes, one of which has been operated by Tesco, the supermarket giant has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2008

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Bad news for lawyers, but good news for taxpayers – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in corporation tax, special report, tax avoidance by sally

“How much should big companies mitigate their tax liabilities — both legally and morally? The controversy over Tesco’s tax structuring techniques involving sale and leaseback arrangements with offshore companies highlights a practice increasingly common among large companies. The revelations triggered an outcry about the behaviour of large multinational companies; some even argued that Tesco should ignore such lawful tax planning opportunities and simply volunteer 30 per cent of its profits in corporation tax out of a sense of social responsibility.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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Attack on non-doms has lawyers in a flap – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in domicile, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Property lawyers may enjoy a short-term boost while their wealthier clients sell off their London homes, but new tax plans aimed at rich individuals who are not domiciled in the UK for tax purposes — non-doms, in other words — have received a resounding thumbs down from the British legal profession.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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The £30,000 question: Will proposed tax on Britain’s super-rich really force them to leave the country? – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2008 in domicile, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Alistair Darling has been accused of bowing to pressure from the super-rich after he sought to reassure foreigners living in Britain worried about his plans to close their tax loopholes.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2008

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Taxman to question families over gifts that beat death tax – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2007 in gifts, inheritance tax, news, tax avoidance by sally

“The taxman has begun a crackdown on people who try to avoid the burden of inheritance tax by making gifts to friends or relatives before they die.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

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Amnesty to apply to UK tax dodges – Financial Times

Posted April 18th, 2007 in news, tax avoidance by sally

“Tax dodgers who kept their money in Britain are to get a similar amnesty to those who hid money offshore.”

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Financial Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Tax evaders to win partial amnesty – Financial Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in banking, news, tax avoidance by sally

“A partial amnesty for hundreds of thousands of tax evaders who hide money abroad will be announced this week, in a move expected to bring more than a billion pounds into the Treasury’s coffers.”

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Financial Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com