7 February 2023
Bridgen questions Government on tackling tax avoidance
Andrew Bridgen seeks an update from the Treasury on the implementation of the new measures announced in the autumn statement to tackle tax avoidance.
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Ind)
I welcomed the new measures announced in the autumn statement to tackle tax avoidance. Will the Minister update the House on how those new measures are being implemented?
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Victoria Atkins)
Very much so. The hon. Member knows, I hope, that I used to prosecute tax fraudsters for a living, so this is a cause close to my heart. In the autumn statement, we announced even more investment in compliance teams to ensure that we are investigating, prosecuting or finding other remedies for those attempting to defraud the taxpayer, because these are crimes committed against the whole of society.