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Debate on tax compliance often lacks balance, warns Gauke

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Exchequer secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, spoke at HMRC’s stakeholder conference on compliance on 7 November. Gauke said that the public and media debate around tax compliance has often ‘lacked balance’, ‘been misinformed’, and ‘involved significant scaremongering’ when what ‘we want to achieve [is] a balance between delivering increasing amounts of tax revenues ... while making sure that Britain becomes increasingly a great place to do business’.