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The Panama Papers scandal

The leak of millions of documents from a Panama law firm has propelled the world of offshore investments into the headlines. What’s the fuss about? Simon Wilson reports.

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The Panama Papers scandal

The leak of millions of documents from a Panama law firm has propelled the world of offshore investments into the headlines. What’s the fuss about? Simon Wilson reports.

Should we do away with tax havens?

The British Virgin Islands have borne the brunt of the public’s rage over tax havens. Is it time we got rid of them? Chris Carter investigates.

Politicians’ tax returns: who pays what

The country’s most high-profile politicians have been falling over themselves to show off their earnings and the amount of tax they paid. Here’s who got what.

How you can benefit from David Cameron’s tax planning moves

The number of people liable to pay inheritance tax is getting steadily larger. So if you’ve not been planning for it, you really should start. John Stepek explains how.

Time to duck: ‘government by headline’ is back

David Cameron’s dilemma over the Panama Papers is a symptom of our flawed tax regime. But it’s what we’re stuck with, says John Stepek. And it’s going to get worse.

Tax dodge of the week: Buying a second home for your kids

The new stamp duty surcharge will put many people off buying a second home. But for parents buying for their children, there may be a way around this.

The mood music doesn't favour tax simplicity

Don’t expect a simpler, more transparent tax system anytime soon, says John Stepek. Thankfully, there still remains plenty of scope for sensible tax planning.

Should you sacrifice your salary?

Salary sacrifice schemes can cut down the amount of tax you pay on your earnings. But are they always a good idea? Sarah Moore investigates.

Carry on Osborne – a romp through the Budget

John Stepek runs through the main points of the Budget – and catches up on the rather more important stuff happening on the other side of the Atlantic.

Lifetime Isas, CGT and corporation tax: the main points of the Budget

In his eighth Budget as chancellor, George Osborne announced a new “Lifetime Isa”, reduced corporation tax, and raised personal tax thresholds. Here are the main points of his Budget speech.

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