article 25 November 2015 UK
George Osborne scraps controversial tax credit reforms

In a surprise move, the Chancellor tells MPs that his much-criticised plans to cut tax credits to working families are to be abandoned entirely.

post 11 November 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Brown to Osborne: 'rip up your tax credit cuts'

The former prime minister Gordon Brown passionately defends the tax credit system he created, but is less willing to pass comment on Jeremy Corbyn and his suitability as a future Labour PM.

post 09 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Minimum wage upgrade does not offset benefit cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds it is undoubtedly the case that tax credit recipients in work will on average be worse off as a result of the budget changes

post 08 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Summer Budget 2015: topsy turvy politics

The chancellor stole some of Labour's policy clothes in his latest budget announcements, but his tendency to favour old over young has not been altered.

article 30 April 2015 UK
David Cameron (left) and his father Ian (Reuters)
David Cameron's father left assets in tax haven

Prime Minister David Cameron's stockbroker father died leaving assets offshore in the tax haven of Jersey, a Channel 4 News investigation can reveal.

post 08 April 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: how many non-doms are dodging tax?

Non-doms are the villain of the piece, according to Labour's latest election pledge. Who are they and are they really dodging massive tax bills?

article 26 February 2015 UK, Switzerland
Coutts branch in Geneva (Getty)
Coutts bank in Swiss tax investigation

Coutts & Co Ltd, the private banking arm of RBS, is being investigated over allegations that its Swiss operation helped wealthy clients evade tax.

post 25 February 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy HSBC bosses face tough questions at Westminster

HSBC's two bosses, Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint, are about to be appear in front of the Treasury select committee. But what of former chairman Lord Stephen Green?

article 25 February 2015 Business
I paid my tax in full - HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver

In the wake of revelations of tax evasion at the bank's Swiss branch, HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver tells MPs his complex pay arrangements "had no tax purpose".