The Labour MP Michael Meacher has said that tax avoidance is happening on "an industrial scale" in the UK.
He told BBC News that under the proposed legislation "any device that was purely to avoid tax would be declared null and void."
He continued: "that would make it easier for the Inland Revenue to block these schemes which are now on an industrial scale".
He said that the vast majority of tax avoiders are ultra wealthy people rather than ordinary wage earners, and added that he pays his dues.
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.