Hundreds of sports stars and celebrities will be receiving million-pound bills after the failure of a tax-avoidance scheme. Simon Wilson explains how it was supposed to work.
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In a bid to crush the black economy and raise tax revenues, India’s government abolished money – or at least certain circulating notes. The result? A disaster, says Simon Wilson.
The taxman has a specialist department for going after the rich and shaking them down for more cash. How has it been doing? Simon Wilson reports.
Apps for sharing stuff were going to change the world. Now they’re looking rather more prosaic. What went wrong? Simon Wilson reports.
Monetary policy may have reached its limits in giving a lift to depressed economies. Might building more bridges work? Simon Wilson reports.
The headlines are full of alarming stories about deficits. Should you be worried about your pension? Simon Wilson reports.
A clever bank meets an unsophisticated customer with a huge pile of cash. The customer and the cash part company. Did the bank do anything wrong? Simon Wilson investigates.
Donald Trump is a publicity seeker of note who admits to using “truthful hyperbole”. This run might be a really effective way of boosting his brand, says Simon Wilson.
The world’s most popular motor-racing event has been sold for $8bn. What makes it so valuable? Simon Wilson reports.
Apple faces a €13bn tax bill after Brussels ruled its tax arrangement broke European law. Does this spell the end for tax-dodging by multinationals? Simon Wilson reports.