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UK Government Tax Adviser Quits After Giving Avoidance Tips

Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 10:34 AM

 

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LONDON  — A tax adviser to the British government has been forced to resign after he was recorded giving tips at a conference on how to pay less tax and "keep money out of the Chancellor's grubby mitts," a Treasury minister said.

The BBC Panorama investigative program filmed David Heaton — before he joined the government as an adviser on how to clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance — telling delegates at a conference how they could exploit tax loopholes.

"Mr. Heaton's statements are directly at odds with the government's approach to tackling tax avoidance," Treasury minister David Gauke said in a statement. "Therefore, it is right that Mr. Heaton resigned from his position."

How much tax is paid by corporations and wealthy individuals has become a hot issue in Britain in recent years after it emerged that several well-known companies did not pay corporation tax.

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