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IoM featured in Panorama data leak investigation

Investigative journalists from the NCIJ have asked the IOM's Chief Minister about VAT avoidance claims. Photo: PA images

The Isle of Man will be under the spotlight in a news programme centered on tax avoidance tonight.

Following allegations made by the National Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK was questioned by BBC's Panorama for the feature 'Paradise Papers.'

He responded last month to questions of VAT avoidance, saying that his Government is "confident we have followed the procedures."

The BBC's 'Paradise Papers' programme will continue tonight on BBC One. Credit: BBC

Last night Panorama ended with a teaser of what was to come on tonight's episode, along with the comment, "the island that changed the law to help tax dodgers."

The data leak contains over 13 million documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance.