General Anti-tax Avoidance Principle

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 19th April 2016.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Opposition Whip (Commons)

One way to put an end to aggressive tax avoidance is a general principle—a principle, not a rule. I am sure the Minister understands there is a difference: people can find a way around a rule, but it is not easy to do that with a principle. Will the Government therefore back their public statements about tackling aggressive tax avoidance and legislate for a general principle of tax avoidance?