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Tax Avoidance

Question for Treasury

UIN 904231, tabled on 21 March 2023

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help reduce tax avoidance.

Answered on

21 March 2023

Since 2010, the Government has introduced over 200 measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion, and non-compliance, and in 2021-22 HMRC secured and protected £30.8 billion for public services that would otherwise have gone unpaid.

Last week the Government went further, closing an avoidance loophole within capital gains tax and setting out plans to double the maximum prison sentences for the most egregious tax fraudsters. The Government will also shortly consult on a new criminal offence for promoters of tax avoidance.

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