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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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Treasury asked to provide clarity to NHS Trusts on tax

These tax schemes can be complex, and because of this, we have asked the for Treasury to provide clarity to NHS organisations on the implications of using them so they can plan budgets and ensure as much as possible is spent on patient care.

We hope they will be able to dothis as soon as possible.

Because this scheme is relatively new it would always be advised for NHS organisations to seek professional advice before proceeding with it to ensure it is not going against best practice.

– NHS Employers Organisation spokesperson

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