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Corporate tax avoidance

Business Top tax cheats of 2012

Top tax cheats of 2012 have been sentenced to a total of 155 years and 10 months behind bars, HMRC has said.

Personal Rules change for Swiss tax havens

New tax arrangements from next year will see UK residents with Swiss bank accounts forced to declare their holdings.

Business Apple paid only 1.9% tax

Tech giant Apple only paid 1.9 per cent of tax outside of the US in the past year, it has been discovered.

Business eBay also pays little UK tax

The online auction site is the latest in a string of US companies to pay virtually no corporation tax in the UK.

Business Barclays to pay back £500m

The government has ordered Barclays Bank to pay the £500 million that it has avoided.