Tax Avoidance: Contracts

(asked on 10th February 2021) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ethical implications of awarding public contracts to firms which (1) directly, or (2) indirectly, help to promote tax avoidance.


Answered by
Lord True Portrait
Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 22nd February 2021

Aggressive tax avoidance is unacceptable.

The grounds for exclusion of bidders from public procurement procedures relating to tax are set out in The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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