Taxpayers and the Government
Taxes

HMRC seeks new access to taxpayers’ bank accounts

HM Revenue & Customs is seeking new powers that will allow it to obtain information about taxpayers from any business or organisation without seeking approval from the tax tribunal. The proposals, set out in a government consultation launched this week, would allow HMRC to submit information requests directly to financial institutions, accountants, lawyers, estate agents […]

Fuel and heating
Gas

Fuel poverty crisis: 3,000 Britons dying each year because they can’t heat their homes, study shows

More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed. The UK has the second-worst rate of excess winter deaths in Europe, a study by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G found. The organisations called for urgent action to […]