All 1 Christopher Chope contributions to the Finance Act 2020

Wed 1st Jul 2020
Finance Bill
Commons Chamber

Report stage: House of Commons & Report: 1st sitting & Report: 1st sitting: House of Commons & Report stage

Finance Bill Debate

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Department: HM Treasury

Finance Bill

Christopher Chope Excerpts
Report stage: House of Commons & Report: 1st sitting & Report: 1st sitting: House of Commons & Report stage
Wednesday 1st July 2020

(1 year, 6 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Edward Leigh Portrait Sir Edward Leigh
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I absolutely agree with my right hon. Friend, and he puts it far more clearly than I have done. I was trying to make the point that he has just made, which is that, ultimately, HMRC and the Treasury are responsible for this in not giving proper advice and in creating an over-complex tax system, and that has created this kind of behaviour. It is natural behaviour and we should not blame the people who have tried to take advantage of these sort of schemes. This complexity kills the economy.

Christopher Chope Portrait Sir Christopher Chope (Christchurch) (Con)
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One of my constituents says that because he put in freedom of information requests to HMRC, on two occasions last summer, HMRC paid him a visit at his home. Is that the behaviour we expect from HMRC?