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Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:10 pm on 25th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 1:10 pm, 25th February 2020

On the analytics, what is HMRC doing to track individuals who set up companies, fold them after two or three years and then open up new companies? A constituent came to me with a case in the cosmetic surgery industry where the same individuals moved from one company to another while owing huge amounts to the Inland Revenue and to local councils in council tax. What is HMRC doing to track these individuals? The three individuals involved in the company my constituent highlighted to me have evaded huge amounts of tax.