James Murray – 2020 Comments on Tax Avoidance

The comments made by James Murray, the Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, on 2 November 2020.

The Government promised to crack down on promoters of tax avoidance this year – but now all their pledges have been dropped from 2020, with no guarantee of when we’ll see them return.

It’s irresponsible for the Government to keep dragging its feet on such a key issue. Everyone should play by the rules and pay their fair share of tax. The fact this Chancellor is pushing ahead with a key worker pay freeze while going soft on tax avoidance makes you wonder about his priorities.