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Danny Alexander: Govt on track to raise £4bn from tax dodgers

Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will today announce the Government is on track to raise £4bn this year in its crackdown on tax dodgers.

Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, the BBC reports Alexander (pictured) will reassure delegates that the UK is making good progress towards its pledge to raise £9bn by 2015 in its fight against tax avoidance.

Alexander will promise to raise more from the “small minority of wealthy people who do not play by the rules”.

He will say: “Fair taxes in tough times means everyone playing by the same rule book, and everyone paying their fair share.

“We have this message to the small minority of wealthy people who don’t play by the rules.

“We are coming to get you and you will pay your fair share.”

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  1. What a joke, coming from the guy who avoided paying CGT on his second home by describing it as his main home whilst claiming parliamentary expenses by designating it as his second home.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/liberal-democrat-mps-expenses/7787519/Danny-Alexander-new-Treasury-chief-avoided-capital-gains-tax-on-house.html
    Do as we say….

  2. And it probably only cost £5 billion to collect

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