It’s the day after the pre-election Budget and news headlines this morning cover EU VAT exemptions, the Swiss tax scandal and moves towards a common reporting standard.


It’s the first Budget of the year and George Osborne is expected to scrap the annual paper tax return and further increase the personal income tax allowance.


The chairman and chief executive at HSBC have said sorry for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank, which allegedly helped rich customers evade tax.


It’s midweek and the news headlines today feature HSBC bosses to answer MPs’ questions, government plans to speed up SME payments and a Labour pledge to include allowances in the bank bonus tax


The HSBC scandal has turned up the heat on avoidance and evasion in the run up to the general election. Robert Lovell reports on the implications for accountants.


The day the HSBC news officially broke I had this phone call from Radio 5 Live asking me to come on air and comment, says Simon Sweetman.


Ministers have branded investors including Sir Alex Ferguson and Sven-Goran Eriksson tax dodgers after a court ruled that they were wrong to use a film scheme to shelter money from HMRC.


What is the job of a tax collection agency ?


The news headlines this morning feature the latest twist in the HSBC scandal, Rangers Football Club and new accounting hires for law firm Eversheds in its latest venture.


An email which the whistleblower at the centre of the