The rise of the bean counters

Veteran consultant Andrew Wileman reviews Richard Brooks' book Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism.


Fears UK taxman is planning fishing trips

Legal experts are worried the removal of tribunal oversight on financial data requests from HM Revenue & Customs will launch speculative “fishing expeditions” against taxpayers.


Time to declare your offshore assets

“This new measure will place higher penalties on those who do not contact HMRC and ensure their offshore tax liabilities are correct. I urge anyone affected to get in touch with HMRC now.”


French town now ‘too rich’ to tax residents

The council reportedly has a large amount of resources it does not use, with only €5,000 ($5,850) of its €270,000 ($316,000) budget for public facilities being spent last year.