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Shadow chancellor puts tax reform top of policy agenda
Among Labour's potential policies is an assessment of HMRC, announced earlier this month, which will involve Prem Sikka of Essex University conducting a review to see if HMRC is 'fit for purpose'.
McDonnell said this was just the first stage of a four-stage plan, with the next steps looking at the legislative base in taxation to tackle tax evasion and avoidance, exploring what a reformed HMRC would be like and looking at a possible reformed tax base.
McDonnell said it was 'quite startling' to see the level of corporate influence over HMRC.
Corbyn and McDonnell: Labour would create new tax enforcement unit at HMRC
A Labour government would beef up staff at HM Revenue Customs to crack down on “wealthy” tax avoiders and stamp out an industry in the UK that helps individuals and companies to lower their tax bills, according to shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
Speaking at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, Mr McDonnell said a Labour government would set up a new “tax enforcement” unit at HMRC, “doubling the number of staff investigating wealthy tax avoidance”. UK Jennie Granger and HMRC
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