Cable: 'There is nothing wrong with paying cash'

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said that while "there is nothing with paying people cash - what is wrong if people do it knowing that this is a way to avoid tax and where there is an understanding that the difference will be split."

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Cash in hand 'morally wrong'

Exchequer Secretary David Gauke has said that home-owners who accept a discount and pay workers cash in hand, are guilty of helping them avoid tax and has called the practise 'morally wrong.'