Jonathan Ashworth – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jonathan Ashworth on 2016-05-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government takes to ensure that all companies which receive support from her Department are committed to responsible tax behaviour.

Mr Desmond Swayne

All organisations that DFID contracts with are subject to the standard DFID Terms and Conditions. These are clear on the organisations responsibility for establishing specific country tax obligations and payment requirements. Supplier compliance expectation is reinforced through DFID’s Statement of Priorities and Expectations (SOPE) which specifies the Department’s position regarding tax avoidance.