£77m for tax-dodge crackdown

The Treasury has announced it will provide the HMRC with £77 million of new funding in this Spending Review period in a bid to clamp down on tax dodgers.

It is hoped the funding will help target offshore evasion and avoidance by wealthy individuals and by multinationals.

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Starbucks hit by tax protests

Coffee chain Starbucks has been hit by protests at branches across the country over its tax arrangements, despite announcing changes to its payments. Dozens of activists chanted "pay your tax" and waved placards and banners outside a London branch.