Business quote of the day: “It is a game of cat and mouse and HMRC is losing”

Margaret Hodge advocates naming and shaming of tax avoiders.

“It is a game of cat and mouse and HMRC is losing”

Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, says the UK tax authorities should name and shame those who sell or buy tax avoidance schemes as the Committee published a report criticising the abilities of HMRC.

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Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

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