Releasing a graphic referencing the (false) claims that Ed Miliband colluded to avoid inheritance tax on his father’s estate, the Kippers have decided to claim they have a “zero tolerance” stance on tax avoidance: “UKIP has a zero tolerance approach to tax avoidance, no matter how important you think you are. Perhaps someone should let their party […]

A Conservative MP has retreated from a pledge to return £5,000 from a tax-evading donor — after Tory colleagues refused to hand back £20,000 from the same man and another involved in the scheme. Charlotte Leslie leads The Times’ special election section with a glowing article on her rejecting cash from Hugh Sloane, whose company Sloane Robinson Investment Services was ordered to […]

Iain Duncan Smith has slammed Ed Balls for suggesting tradesmen should supply a receipt when accepting cash payments: “Here we have a man that would be the Chancellor who is wandering around saying Big Brother is going to watch you carefully that if you do any tax transactions and don’t keep receipts, somehow they’re going to […]

The Tories’ line on the massive tax avoidance facilitated by HSBC is unravelling rapidly. Yesterday Treasury financial secretary David Gauke told the Commons: “This information about HSBC has been in the public domain since 2007—that is when the leaks occurred. The whole story may have come as a surprise to the hon. Lady, but it […]

The sound of a barrel being scraped emanated from The Sun newsroom last night. Having ordered hacks to rake through Russell Brand’s finances, the best they could come up with (£) was the fact that his landlord — not Brand — avoids tax. Perhaps they should have looked at their own arrangements. In September, Sun publisher News UK moved […]