PM: Not necessary for Barlow to return OBE over tax row

It is "not necessary" for Gary Barlow to return his OBE despite his involvement in a tax avoidance scheme, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

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Take That stars' investor 'disappointed' with tax ruling

A management company for three stars of pop band Take That has said it is "extremely disappointed" with a court ruling that they may need to pay millions of pounds after claims of tax avoidance.

Take That singers Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow. Credit: PA

Icebreaker Management set up 51 partnerships for investments totalling £26 million from Take That members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, but Judge Colin Bishopp said the partnerships - styled as music industry investment schemes - were used for tax avoidance.

Icebreaker Management said it was considering the ruling and whether to appeal, but HMRC said: "We will not tolerate abuse of the system by people trying to dodge their tax obligations."

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