Economy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland 11:30 am, 7th April 2010

As I said earlier, the Inland Revenue already has a business support package, which we introduced last year, to defer tax payments. More than 18,000 Scottish businesses have benefited and more than £300 million of tax has already been deferred. It is, however, important that HMRC is operationally independent, and its job is to protect the interests of the UK taxpayer.

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