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Mike Hancock

Former Independent MP for Portsmouth South

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

Photo: HM Treasury

Mike Hancock generally voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Mike Hancock voted in favour of introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and in favour of other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Mike Hancock voted to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — International Tax Transparency for Multi-National Companies Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Mike Hancock was absent for a vote on March 2013 Budget Show vote

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