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Tax Avoidance

Question for Treasury

UIN 120993, tabled on 25 November 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been affected by mis-selling schemes which are now subject to the Loan Charge in (a) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency and (b) the UK.

Answered on

4 December 2020

While the Government empathises with anyone who believes they were misled into using a disguised remuneration (DR) scheme, it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their tax return and to understand the consequences of their decisions. It remains right that the Government takes action to tackle tax avoidance which is unfair to the vast majority of taxpayers who pay the correct tax.

The Government estimates that about 50,000 individuals are affected by the Loan Charge. The number who may feel they have been affected by mis-selling is not available.

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