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One in four women do not earn enough to benefit from the latest rise in the income tax personal allowance, which increases from £9,440 to £10,000 this Sunday (6 April), according to a new report published today (Thursday) by the TUC.
03 April 2014
Commenting on the £576m bonus pot and £8.2bn losses announced today (Thursday) by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “There would be no RBS had it not been bailed out to the tune of billions by taxpayers. Ordinary people will be wondering how on...
27 February 2014
The government’s General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) is so poorly designed that it will allow 99 per cent of tax avoidance to continue, according to a tax briefing published today (Monday) by the TUC.
02 December 2013
Commenting on the Lough Erne declaration on tax, agreed today (Tuesday) at the G8 summit, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
18 June 2013
The TUC welcomes the Prime Minister's intention to tackle multinational tax avoidance and evasion at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on 17 and 18 June, but has warned that “warm words will not be enough” – radical action is required at both the G8 and UK level to crack...
14 June 2013
Responding to the Prime Minister's speech in Davos today (Thursday) in which he announced that he intends to use the UK Presidency of the G8 to tackle global tax evasion and avoidance, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
24 January 2013
Commenting on plans announced today (Monday) by the Treasury to tackle tax avoidance, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
03 December 2012
With tax avoidance by companies and the super-rich costing the public purse an estimated £25 billion a year, the TUC has today (Wednesday) published Kerching! – a spoof celebrity-gossip style magazine – to embarrass the government into acting against the celebrity tax dodgers who are only paying a fraction of...
05 September 2012
Support for a financial transactions tax (FTT) – often called the Robin Hood Tax – to make banks and financial institutions pay something back to society has the support of almost two-thirds of voters (63 per cent) in 13 countries around the world, according to a new global poll published...
18 June 2012
Welcoming the beginning of a government consultation today (Tuesday) into a new anti-abuse rule which could help crack down on tax avoidance in the UK, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
12 June 2012

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