The Sunday Telegraph reported that former senior figures involved in HS2 have given signed statements to the prime minister's advisers, alleging the government-owned firm behind HS2 covered up spiralling costs on multiple occasions. … [Read more...] about HS2: Cabinet minister has ‘gut feeling’ rail project will be cleared
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But it is not just Bamford’s education, property and business that ties him to jurisdictions outside the British Isles. The register of Lords’ interests shows that Bamford owns a house in Cabasson on the French south coast, where a yacht – reportedly owned by the tycoon – is currently moored. … [Read more...] about Who is the Brexit-supporting Lord Bamford of JCB fame?
Mnuchin has conceded that the US should fall into line with the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development when it puts forward proposals for a global digital tax. If the US honours this promise, a delay in imposing a UK tax will seem wise. If the US backtracks on backing the OECD plan, then, as the French have also threatened, the UK can revive the tax and backdate it. … [Read more...] about Britain’s tax on tech titans may be the key to cutting them down to size
Mary Montagu-Scott, daughter of the late Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, the third Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, had opposed the plans saying the development would “change the character of an unspoilt area”. The Montagu family owns land on all sides of Ratcliffe’s plot as part of the 700-acre Beaulieu estate. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a bit selfish’: neighbours angry as Jim Ratcliffe quits UK
Robert Watts, who compiles the tax list, said: “It’s hard to deny that the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and other high-profile scandals have given the impression that none of Britain’s wealthy elite contribute a penny to our public finances. … [Read more...] about Stephen Rubin, owner of JD Sports, paid most tax in UK last year with £181m bill