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 NS Podcast #230: It's (New) Party Time

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen is joined by Anoosh to consider whether a new political party would have any chance of success in the UK. Then they discuss the TV shows everyone really likes to watch but doesn't admit to and analyse why the quality of Don't Tell The Bride has declined. Finally, a bumper You Asked Us section including listener questions on social care, punching Nazis, the Tory economic agenda and more.

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below.

 

Further reading:

The NS centenary debate from 2013 - did the left win the twentieth century?

Meet the Ivanka Voter by Anne Helen Petersen on Buzzfeed.

Anoosh on the EDL.

Why is Love Island so Tory?

How Don't Tell the Bride lost its spark

Take Me Out and the failures of feminism by Alan White.