Taxation: Avoidance

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Barnett Lord Barnett Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to introduce specifically targeted anti-abuse legislation in a general anti-abuse rule as recommended by Graham Aronson in his report on the United Kingdom tax system, published on 21 November 2011.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government plan to introduce a general anti-abuse rule in the 2013 Finance Bill, targeted at abusive tax avoidance schemes and in line with the recommendations of the 2011 Aaronson report.

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