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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 Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union) 12:44 pm, 25th February 2020

Each year I organise an annual community consultation, and each year there has been growing anger among my constituents about the sense that they are paying their fair share from very ordinary incomes while the level of corporate tax avoidance has been growing out of control as successive Conservative Governments have failed to step up to the mark in tackling it. We are apparently losing over £1 billion of tax due on UK earnings from just five of the biggest US tech firms; that is money that could pay for more than 42,000 rooms in care homes for people who desperately need them. So does my right hon. Friend agree that there is enormous public support for tough action on corporate tax avoidance?