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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 6th November 2017.

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow Conservative, Taunton Deane 3:39 pm, 6th November 2017

I want to highlight the new criminal offence we have created for firms that do not stop their staff facilitating tax evasion. For the first time, under the Criminal Finances Act 2017, companies will be held criminally liable if they fail to stop their employees facilitating tax evasion. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this truly demonstrates that the Government take tax avoidance extremely seriously, and, indeed, have done more than our colleagues on the Opposition Benches have ever done?