I recognise this argument

The work was undertaken by Mr. Richard Murphy, who identifies a £25 billion tax gap caused by tax avoidance. Essentially, he looked at headline tax rates and then at the total tax rate, measured the gap and said that it was caused by tax avoidance, but that fails to take into account that we as a Parliament deliberately introduced measures that mean that entities, individuals and companies are not necessarily paying the headline rate.

And yes, Murphy still says that using the reliefs specifically provided by Parliament is dodging taxes.

4 thoughts on “I recognise this argument”

  1. In that case, it sounds like Dickie’s in favour of flat taxes with no reliefs. Perhaps he’s not so barmy after all.

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