Asked about the OBE that Gary Barlow is due to receive, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes told ITV News that his tax affairs "should be a relevant consideration" but "it's probably hard to undo an award that has already been announced."
"If you don’t pay your taxes you’re not a fully decent citizen," he said, adding that the honours committee "should make sure that people are clean as far as their tax affairs are concerned."
Comedian Jimmy Carr has admitted he made a "terrible error of judgement" over his tax arrangements.
Jimmy Carr did not break the law, but he exemplifies the feeling that the rich live by different rules than the rest of us.
The Government has re-stated it will crack down on the shady world of tax avoidance. Laws to do so may now be fast-tracked.