It's not like they'll make them pay, but it's a start
The so-called "big four" accountancy firms are using knowledge gained from staff seconded to the Treasury to help wealthy clients avoid paying UK taxes, a report by the influential Commons public accounts committee says.
The UK division of Blockbuster, the 528-strong DVD rental chain which went bust last week, delivered less than £250,000 in corporation tax over a 15-year spell in which it made sales of more than £3.5bn
George Osborne and German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a rare joint statement demanding "concerted international co-operation to strengthen international standards for corporate tax regimes" at the G20 meeting in Mexico City.
Starbucks has paid just £8.6m in taxes on a reported £3bn in UK sales since 1998, when it launched its first UK coffee shop, despite having opened 735 outlets, according to research by Reuters.
Technology giants Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard used offshore units to shield billions of dollars from US taxes by taking advantage of loopholes in the tax code, a US Senate panel has said.
One of the Tories' biggest donors was signed up to a tax avoidance scheme that also included comedian Jimmy Carr, the Observer has established. The revelation is intensely embarrassing for David Cameron, who attacked the comic's use of such schemes as "morally wrong".
David Cameron has criticised the comedian Jimmy Carr, describing him as "morally wrong" for seeking to avoid taxes.
Media reports of Carr's financial arrangements suggest "straightforward tax avoidance", said the prime minister, and it was unfair on the people who pay to watch him perform that he is not paying his taxes in the same way that they do.
Leading private health firms hoping to benefit from the government's controversial NHS reforms have set up corporate structures that allow the avoidance of tax on millions of pounds' worth of profit, it can be revealed.
Professional cunt and former Prime Minister Tony Blair channelled millions of pounds through a complicated web of companies and paid just a fraction in tax, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.