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Government Departments: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking in its procurement policy to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by government suppliers.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The 2015 Public Contract Regulations implemented the latest EU Public Procurement Directive, and require public bodies to exclude suppliers from a procurement where the supplier has been found guilty of breaching its obligations in relation to payment of taxes and this has been established by a judicial or administrative decision having final effect within the relevant jurisdiction.

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