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Tax Avoidance

Question for Treasury

UIN 900058, tabled on 7 January 2020

What steps he is taking to ensure that HMRC has adequate (a) powers and (b) resources to investigate tax avoidance enablers.

Answered on

7 January 2020

The Government has taken significant action, including introducing 100 new measures tackling tax avoidance, evasion and other forms of non-compliance since 2010. This has secured and protected £200bn that would have otherwise gone unpaid, helping to bring the UK’s tax gap to a near record low of 5.6%.

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