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Friday, 27 July 2012

"Gorst Does As He Is Told"

States pledge to support UK clampdown on tax loopholes

UK Justice Minister Lord McNally in conversation with Chief Minister Ian Gorst
UK Justice Minister Lord McNally in conversation with Chief Minister Ian Gorst
 
JERSEY is right behind the UK in clamping down on aggressive tax avoidance, Chief Minister Ian Gorst will tell a visiting UK minister later today.

Senator Gorst will offer the Island’s full co-operation in the UK coalition government’s moves to stop wealthy UK residents using loopholes in the tax law to avoid paying their fair share.

He is due to see visiting Justice Minister Lord McNally – who is responsible for UK links with the Channel Islands – for talks later today, and said that Jersey would back the crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance.

Plans floated earlier this week in the UK would see the names of their residents with money in Jersey released to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and Senator Gorst and Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf were quick to back the proposals, saying that they would not harm Jersey’s competitiveness.

1 comment:

  1. Kipper Gorst, two- faced and spineless!!!


    k

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