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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.'

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Miliband: 'Government should clamp down on large-scale tax avoidance'

Asked whether paying cash in hand was "morally wrong", Labour leader Ed Miliband said ministers should be focusing on large-scale tax avoidance.

Speaking on a visit to Paris, Mr Miliband said: "What I say is that the job of government is to pass the right laws to clamp down on tax avoidance - that's the most important thing of all.

"What I will be saying to the Government is that they should be clamping down on the large-scale tax avoidance which has been revealed in the past few days and I think that's what people want to see from the Government."

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