Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Times - Front page exclusive: tax evasion investigation

Today the Times publishes the results of a long-term investigation into a shocking tax evasion scheme run through one of the UK's largest charities. I worked with the Times to break this story and provided the initial leads.

The case raises serious questions about the efficiency of the Charity Commission, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK tax system which allows such practices to happen.

Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee, told the Times: “Of all the tax avoidance schemes I have come across, this is perhaps the worst. I thought I was past being shocked, but this genuinely has shocked me."

Read the full story here: Charity at heart of massive tax avoidance scam and here: Charity donated £55,000 while its investors claimed £46m in gift aid

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