Keen birdwatcher who led UK rsponse to 7/7 terror attacks takes over as director general of MI5 Andrew Parker will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22Mr Parker led the agency's response to the July 7 attacks in 2005He said: 'I look forward to leading the service through its next chapter' By James Rush PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 28 March 2013 Andrew Parker has today been unveiled as the new director general of MI5 The new director general of MI5 was today unveiled as the intelligence agency’s current deputy Andrew Parker. Mr Parker, who has been with the security service since the early 1980s, will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22. Mr Parker, who led the agency’s response to the July 7 attacks on London in 2005 as director of international terrorism, said: 'It’s a great honour to be appointed director general of MI5.
Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefitCash is awarded despite the children living in another countryCritics blast taxpayer cash going to dependents in countries like PolandSituation will worsen when Romanians and Bulgarians allowed UK jobs By James Slack PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 4 February 2013 Cash migration: The money is sent to families in Poland, Ireland, France, Slovakia and many other nations Britain is giving EU immigrants 1million a week in handouts for children who live abroad. The payments include child benefit – which was stripped from more than one million British families last month. The bill is likely to rise still further when Romanians and Bulgarians get free access to the UK jobs market on January 1.
An unfair policy that fails on every test By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 23:36 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 4 January 2013 Unfair: The new plan makes a mockery of David Cameron's oft-made promise to stand up for the traditional family On Monday, the Government’s wrong-headed, fiendishly-complicated plan to strip child benefit from 1.2million families will officially come into force. The Mail has long argued this policy – which will remove the benefit altogether from couples where one person earns more than 60,000, yet leave untouched a household in which two parents earn up to 50,000 each – is grotesquely unfair on mothers who wish to stay at home to raise children. It makes a mockery of David Cameron’s oft-made promise to stand up for the traditional family, punishes aspiration and, as we reveal today, will disproportionately impact on voters in the Tory heartlands.
How dull must your Christmas Day be if you'd rather fill out an online tax return Maybe ask one of the 1,500 people who did | UPDATED: 18:13 GMT, 27 December 2012 While most of us spent Christmas Day enjoying good food and a well-earned break with family, some Britons were not so lucky. More than 1,500 broke off festivities on Tuesday to fill out their tax returns – an increase of 40 per cent on last year. And Christmas Day was not the only day to be filled with onerous duties, as thousands knuckled down to do their taxes on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day too
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Prince Charles reported to the revenue over 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme' on 18m earnings | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 15 December 2012 Prince Charles, seen in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, pays income tax on the Duchy Prince Charles has been reported to the taxman over claims the Duchy of Cornwall is a 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme'. Clarence House defended the Prince of Wales' financial arrangements today after an organisation compared the royal to Starbucks and Google, who recently come under the spotlight for their tax arrangements. Republic, which campaigns for an elected head of state, said it had written to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee, asking them to investigate the 728 million organisation's tax arrangements
Postmen threaten to ditch half of their deliveries in bid to protect Royal Mail from 'unfair' competitionStrike could happen in New Year and all non-Royal Mail post would just be ignoredUnions say commercial competitors are costing jobs and don't have to meet same standards of service or payRoyal Mail has been criticised for putting up price of stamps Its delivery arm made a profit for the first time in four years this year | UPDATED: 07:51 GMT, 5 December 2012 Postmen are threatening to deliver only half the mail, a militant union warned last night. Thousands of vital letters such as energy bills and bank statements would fail to reach customers if the boycott went ahead – causing chaos for households and businesses. Royal Mail has lost business to the likes of TNT Post and UK Mail over the past seven years
Starbucks set to cave in and pay more tax after threats of boycott at its 'immoral' financial dealings The US-owned coffee chain have not paid corporation tax for 14 yearsIt recorded no taxable profits despite enjoying a 31 per cent market shareThe chain is facing a boycott, backed by the Treasury chief secretary | UPDATED: 07:34 GMT, 4 December 2012 Outcry: Starbucks is set to pay more tax in the UK after it was accused of acting 'immorally' after it emerged that it has paid no corporation tax in 14 of the past 15 years Starbucks is set to pay more tax in the UK following public outcry at its convoluted financial dealings. The US-owned coffee chain was accused by MPs of acting ‘immorally’ after it emerged that it has paid no corporation tax in this country for 14 of the past 15 years.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: 32 billion reasons to nail the tax-dodgers | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 At a time when hard-pressed families struggle desperately against soaring petrol, food and energy bills, the cynical avoidance by major corporations and the super-rich of an estimated 32billion in tax is nothing short of immoral.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: 32 billion reasons to nail the tax-dodgers | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 2 December 2012 At a time when hard-pressed families struggle desperately against soaring petrol, food and energy bills, the cynical avoidance by major corporations and the super-rich of an estimated 32billion in tax is nothing short of immoral.