In Treasury Questions, I welcomed the Conservative efforts to clamp down on tax evasion and ensure that all businesses pay their fair share of tax.
Charlie: Does my hon. Friend the Minister agree that under the previous Government the tax gap grew and that all the running in this Parliament on ensuring that businesses pay their fair share of tax and cracking down on tax dodgers has come from our side of the House, and that this Government have made the case internationally as well?
David Gauke (Treasury Minister): The tax gap as a proportion of tax receipts was higher under the previous Government than for every year under this Government. We have introduced something like 40 measures to close loopholes, one of which, on disguised remuneration, let us not forget the Labour party opposed.
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