Tax Avoidance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10 September 2013.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary 11:30, 10 September 2013

The Government continue to make strong progress on tackling tax avoidance. Following on from our announcement at Budget 2013, we have introduced the UK’s first general anti-abuse rule, which will act as a significant deterrent to abusive avoidance. We have completed our consultations on avoidance using partnership rules and the use of offshore intermediaries, and we have just launched a consultation on new information requirements and penalties for the promoters of tax avoidance schemes.