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Tax avoidance


Jeff Bezos - prime suspect

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect The truth about the billionaire Amazon boss

Big firms pay lower rate of tax than before the recession

Big firms pay lower rate of tax than before the recession Major multinationals are paying significantly lower tax rates than before the 2008 financial crisis. Yet taxes on workers have increased.

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Offshore Treasure Island

Offshore Treasure Island The latest leak of dodgy offshore tax documents from a company called Appleby, the Paradise Papers, isn’t just about celebrities dodging taxes—it’s about how capitalism survives, writes Simon Basketter

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise Imagine being in a supermarket and seeing wealthy, well-dressed people passing through a special checkout.

The Troublemaker - Paradise Papers reveal that the have-yachts still avoid tax

The Troublemaker - Paradise Papers reveal that the have-yachts still avoid tax Another glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous has come to light.

Tax havens show the hypocrisy of the rich

05 November 2017
The Paradise Papers have exposed the secret tax scams of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple and Nike. Plus the queen and Tory Lord Ashcroft.

Billionaires are getting even richer

29 October 2017
“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

Private hospitals avoid £52 million tax bill by posing as charities

22 August 2017
Private hospitals will dodge up to £52 million in business rates over the next five years, according to surveyors CVS.

They’ve got the money - let’s raise the taxes on the rich

09 May 2017
The Tories tell us we can’t afford to spend on public services. That’s a bit rich, writes Charlie Kimber

Poison Apples—how corporations colluded with the Irish state

07 September 2016
The Irish government refuses to take tax off a giant corporation at the same time as imposing brutal austerity. This is an outrage—and it tells us a lot about how the system works, argues People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett

SNP’s growth for Scotland depends on the lobbying industry

07 September 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP)’s vision for Scotland includes much corporate lobbying.

Socialist MP speaks out on rotten Apple Irish tax scam

01 September 2016
Why doesn't the Irish government want 13 billion euros in unpaid tax from US multinational Apple? Richard Boyd Barrett, a member of the Irish parliament, explains the case to Raymie Kiernan

BHS worker—‘The system is rigged against people like me’

07 June 2016
Some 11,000 jobs are set to go after Duff & Phelps, administrators for BHS, failed to find a buyer for the retail chain.

People's Assembly march is moving! And it shows the mood to beat the Tories

16 April 2016
THOUSANDS of people are taking part in the People’s Assembly march today in London. The front of the demonstration has just left Gower Street, heading for Trafalgar Square.

LETTERS: When our factory closed we occupied - and so can steel workers

12 April 2016
 

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

The Tories’ crisis demands more than making speeches - we need serious resistance

12 April 2016
The Tories are on the rocks. How can we smash them? Even more is at stake than David Cameron’s profits from offshore funds, his avoidance of £70,000 inheritance tax or his mysterious share dealings.

Tory posh boy admits he IS a rich tax dodger

12 April 2016
It took six days to get it straight—but Cameron did profit from daddy’s tax scam

Why did the press bury a story about Tory minister?

12 April 2016
Tory culture secretary John Whittingdale has had a lengthy relationship with Olivia King, a woman who works as a professional dominatrix and escort.

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