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Tax Avoidance

Question for Treasury

UIN 33137, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there is any stipulation within the appointments procedures of his Department that would prevent a person who was previously a member of a tax avoidance vehicle from becoming an official within his Department.

Answered on

21 July 2021

HM Treasury’s appointment procedures set out that all Civil Servants working in the Department must follow the Civil Service Code, which includes a commitment to the Civil Service and its values.

Furthermore, any external interests are required to be declared to HM Treasury upon joining the organisation, plus ongoing as they arise thereafter.

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