A bookkeeping scandal has claimed the life of Japan’s agriculture minister,
Matsuoka, after he committed suicide in Tokyo.
Matsuoka had been criticized over a scandal involving suspicious bookkeeping
practices and was scheduled to appear before a parliamentary committee on Monday
He allegedly claimed more than $236,000 (?118,000) in utility fees even
though he rented a parliamentary office where utility costs are free.
minister Shinzo Abe had defended Matsuoka, claiming the minister’s funds
were properly handled and his dismissal from the cabinet was not needed.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
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