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The Paradise Papers and the case for wealth taxes

For me, the most interesting part of the Paradise Papers offshore leak was an offhand comment about a tax payment made seventy years ago.

The leak revealed that the Grosvenor estate in central London, owned by the Duke of Westminster’s family...

A taxation revolution

My brother-in-law Ludwig died on Saturday 11 March, 2017. Ludwig was 62 this year, so he lived into old age for someone born with the health problems he was born with. In recent years he had severe dementia. He didn’t respond...

Rebuilding trust

Labour's long journey back to electoral relevance must start by rebuilding trust in our ability to manage the economy, writes Stephen Kinnock MP
Not since the omnishambles budget of 2012 have we seen a chancellor look quite so uncomfortable and out...

A costly business

Changes in business rates – the equivalent of council tax for businesses – are causing a storm of protest.
The property values used to calculate business rates are being updated from the levels set seven years ago (having been deferred for...

The Barnett formula and the union

After a dull campaign, the results of the Scottish election surprised. The SNP consolidated the referendum ‘yes’ voters into party supporters, but lost their overall majority in the Scottish parliament. So another referendum on independence is off the agenda for...

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