date: 23 July 2012
embargo: For immediate release
Commenting on plans announced by the government today (Monday) to crackdown on the promoters of aggressive tax avoidance schemes, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'As well as targeting aggressive tax avoiders, ministers must cut this multi-billion pound problem off at source by closing the many loopholes that the super-rich exploit.
'Successive governments have run shy of reforms to ensure the very wealthiest pay their fair share of tax. But with countries around the world under pressure to reduce deficits, fair tax is an economic necessity.'
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