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Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles as she leaves after the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London May 8, 2013.

15 people voluntarily paid £200,000 extra tax last year in ‘patriotic gifts’

15 people chose to donate to the Treasury in the year to March in order to help reduce national debt.
Campaigners dressed as the three chancellors, George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander, wearing Oxfams famous big heads take part in a crystal dome cash grab stunt, on March 17, 2015 in London, England.

The millions HMRC pays to informants may not be value for money

HMRC has paid almost £2 million for information about tax evasion since 2013, but lacks the oversight needed to determine whether this is value for money.

The UK tax collector has paid informants nearly £2 million since 2013

New data obtained in a Freedom of Information request shows the amounts HMRC paid to informants for information about financial crimes.

‘Life-changing consequences:’ HMRC warns on risks of hiding wealth offshore in new crackdown

Letters penned by HMRC are being sent out by financial institutions, warning of the upped risks of evading tax in a new crackdown.

The Cardiff branch of global noodle chain Wok to Walk has been ‘named and shamed’ by the taxman

A franchise of the takeaway chain has been named and shamed by HMRC as a deliberate tax evader and forced to pay a penalty.

The value of UK inheritance tax is at its highest point since 1980

Figures show the value of inheritance tax has been rising since 1980, with the exception of the 2008 financial crisis, and is now at its highest ever point.