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

On support for small businesses, HMRC has in place a time-to-pay arrangement. On the service that is provided by HMRC, it is always seeking to improve and deal with telephone calls and letters as efficiently as possible. But we have to bear in mind that the yield that HMRC is bringing in is increasing by £10 billion over the course of this Parliament. HMRC’s performance on phone calls and letters is better than it was when we came to office. It has made considerable progress and that should be acknowledged.