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Corbyn calls for British PM to investigate IoM tax avoidance claims

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

Jeremy Corbyn MP in the House of Commons.
Jeremy Corbyn MP in the House of Commons.

Jeremy Corbyn claims almost 1,000 corporate jets have been imported through the Isle of Man to avoid tax.

The leader of the UK Labour Party called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to launch an investigation into VAT avoidance allegations during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions.

Last week the Manx Government confirmed it has asked the UK Treasury to check its VAT receipts to make sure there has been no wrong-doing relating to jet imports following allegations by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Mr Corbyn told the Prime Minister that 957 jets have been imported on the Island, which he described as a bit excessive and called for an investigation.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle gave an interview to BBC Panorama about the accusations last week, with a programme on the subject due to be aired this weekend.


 

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