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Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 25th February 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey 12:44 pm, 25th February 2020

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the other side of this calculation is that those who are best able to pay ought to pay their fair share of tax, and what we have seen over the last few years is the creation and mass-marketing of tax evasion schemes? Those now exist like package holidays—they are package schemes. Does he also agree that the Treasury has been very remiss in not cracking down on this awful emergence of tax schemes that are packaged to make it much easier for people to avoid paying their fair share?