The chairwoman of the public accounts committee in the UK, Margaret Hodge, has repeatedly attacked the way Google’s sales in Britain end up being taxed in Ireland

Key features of Ireland’s role in the tax affairs of major technology companies such as Google and Microsoft are being targeted by the OECD’s base-e(...)

UK Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge. Photograph: PA

The high profile of the multinational tax debate continued this week, with PwC’s grilling by Margaret Hodge (above) in Westminster, Facebook Ireland L(...)

Labour MP  Margaret Hodge, chairman of the public accounts committee, has told PwC to “just clean up your act”. Photograph: PA

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ role in helping Shire Pharmaceuticals to cut its tax bill by lending billions from a Dublin subsidiary to one in Luxembourg th(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: confirmed yesterday there will be a House of Commons vote on an opt-back in to the European arrest warrant within the next three weeks. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron is to face increased pressure from Eurosceptic Conservative Party MPs to secure changes to EU migration rules (...)

Google said “it is reasonably possible that resolution with the French tax authorities could result in an adjustment to our tax position”. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Google has confirmed that a large tax assessment was received from French tax authorities in March, in a move that could hit its Irish subsidiary f(...)

Starbucks takeaway cups at a Starbucks in central London, as the coffee shop chain announced it is moving its European headquarters from the Netherlands to the UK following a row over tax avoidance. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, will move its European head office to London from Amsterdam, increasing the amount of tax it pays (...)

Queen Elizabeth II attends the church of St Peter, Wolferton, on the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

British members of parliament criticised Queen Elizabeth’s royal household for blowing its annual budget while neglecting repairs at Buckingham Palace(...)

Margaret Hodge MP: ’The lack of prosecutions against multinational corporations seems at odds with HMRC’s stance on pursuing tax debt from small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.’ Photograph: PA Wire

The UK revenue and customs authorities are failing to take prosecutions against multinational firms over aggressive tax avoidance, MPs said today.The (...)

The BBC “put its reputation at risk” by handing over huge pay-offs to senior staff, according to a committee of senior MPs. Among the excessive payouts given to senior staff were £470,000 to former director-general George Entwistle after only 54 days in the job and £680,000 to former chief operating officer Caroline Thomson. (Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The BBC made “unacceptable” severance payments to senior staff as a result of failures of management and oversight, a panel of MPs said today. The cor(...)

A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers/ the World Bank at first glance tells a very different tale to  reports about Dublin-based multinationals paying very little tax on whopping great turnovers and profits.

The latest Paying Taxes report from PricewaterhouseCoopers/the World Bank at first glance tells a very different tale to the reports carried in this n(...)