U.K. ministers and their politically neutral officials both lobbied a parliamentary committee to shift the blame to each other for mistakes on a flagship welfare policy, according to the panel’s chairwoman.
The U.K. government has frustrated attempts to examine taxpayer funding for the London Olympic Games, a cross-party panel of lawmakers said today.
A cross-party panel of British lawmakers said it is “inappropriate” for banks to award staff large bonuses and reap excessive profits while they rely on support from taxpayers.
The U.K. government is fighting an unwinnable battle against tax avoidance, lawmakers warned, as they called for greater transparency from companies and more resources to police compliance.
The U.K.’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority isn’t showing enough urgency in completing the cleanup of radioactive waste at its Sellafield facility in the north of England, a panel of lawmakers said.
British taxpayers could have earned a bigger return from the state’s sale of Royal Mail Plc had policy makers pushed the deal more aggressively, the National Audit Office said.
The U.K. tax agency is failing in its duty to collect unpaid taxes and crack down on individuals and corporations who avoid paying the correct amount, a panel of lawmakers said.
"The whole purpose was to invest in the making of films in Britain."
- Margaret Hodge on Nov 05, 2014