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NHS tax avoidance investigated

Major accountancy firms stand accused of helping NHS Trusts in England avoid paying tax, ITV News can reveal. HMRC are to investigate the use of tax avoidance schemes when NHS Trusts pay agency medics in order to escape paying VAT.

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NHS Trust attempts to reduce 'expensive agency staff'

MTW has taken many steps to reduce its reliance upon expensive and inconsistent agency clinical workers.The replacement of these workers by bank employees paid through our payroll is better for our patients.

– Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust spokesperson

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