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Labour vows tax planning review

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Feb 2015

Labour will carry out a comprehensive review of tax planning schemes, including the use of deeds of variation on wills, should the party get to power following the general election, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said.

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Star Letter 13/02/2015

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Mortgage Solutions | 13 Feb 2015

HSBC faces fresh investigations over tax scandal

HSBC is facing investigations at home and abroad following allegations that it colluded with Swiss clients to help them dodge tax.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Feb 2015

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Payday loans, footballers and proc fees - The Mortgage Solutions Quiz

Here's our news quiz to test your knowledge of the week's mortgage news. Were you paying attention?

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Jan 2015
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Footballers facing poverty over tax foul up blame advisers

Retired Premier League players are among more than 100 footballers who face financial ruin as a result of demands from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for what it has said is unpaid tax, but the sports stars said the fault lies with their advisers.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jan 2015

HMRC income from tax crackdown on 'mass affluent' up 60%

HMRC's crackdown on tax avoidance and evasion by people who it calls "mass affluent" saw an income boost of 60% in the last year, a new report has claimed.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jan 2015
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HMRC collects £136m in capital gains tax probes; Landlords frequently targeted

HMRC investigations have yielded a record £136m in extra capital gains tax (CGT) collected from individuals and small businesses in the last year, according to an accountancy firm.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Jan 2015

HMRC pockets £32m from tax avoidance scheme users

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured almost all of the disputed tax due from the first group of tax avoidance scheme users to receive Accelerated Payment notices.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Dec 2014
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HMRC agressively targeting SMEs on VAT

HMRC is increasingly aggressive in challenging VAT arrangements of small businesses (SME), according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Dec 2014

Annual house price growth slowest since February - Halifax

Annual house prices are growing at their slowest rate since February bringing the value of the average home to 186,940 in November, Halifax research has revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Dec 2014

Annual house price growth slows to 8.8% - Halifax

Prices in the three months to October were 8.8% up on 2013, despite annual house price growth tumbling since mid-summer after a peak of 10.2% in July.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Nov 2014
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Redress deadline extended for investors in Tiuta-funder Connaught

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has extended its support for a 'negotiated settlement' for investors in the failed Connaught Series 1 fund, the funding line for defunct bridging lending Tiuta.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Nov 2014

Poll: Would you ever grass up a tax dodger?

HMRC announced this week it paid out £400,000 to the informants of tax dodgers in 2013.

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Oct 2014

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