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Danny Alexander: Govt on track to raise £4bn from tax dodgers

Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will today announce the Government is on track to raise £4bn this year in its crackdown on tax dodgers.

Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, the BBC reports Alexander (pictured) will reassure delegates that the UK is making good progress towards its pledge to raise £9bn by 2015 in its fight against tax avoidance.

Alexander will promise to raise more from the “small minority of wealthy people who do not play by the rules”.

He will say: “Fair taxes in tough times means everyone playing by the same rule book, and everyone paying their fair share.

“We have this message to the small minority of wealthy people who don’t play by the rules.

“We are coming to get you and you will pay your fair share.”

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  • David Parkinson 25th September 2012 at 9:56 am

    The biggest tax dodgers are big corporates who pay far less than they should. Far greater amounts could be raised attacking these scheming institutions than a few individuals. [Albeit they should pay as well]At the end of the day it’s easier to pick on the small guy!