The public sector must itself maintain the highest standards of propriety in its employment practices if it is to show leadership in the fight against tax avoidance.
It must avoid the practice of using off-payroll arrangements for staff who should be on the payroll - a practice which generates suspicions of complicity in tax avoidance and which fails to meet the standards expected of public officials.
Those whose income is derived from monies raised through taxation have a particular obligation to make sure that they do not use tax avoidance schemes.
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