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Distribution of answers submitted by UK voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Feb 17, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Tax Evasion
A former employee of HSBC recently leaked data that revealed 106,000 of the bank’s clients in Switzerland held secret accounts with the bank for the sole purpose of avoiding taxes. The leak revealed that the clients came from over 200 countries and were hiding over $118 billion dollars in the accounts. The data also revealed that HM Revenue and Customs failed to prosecute citizens who they knew were liable for unpaid taxes. Proponents of prosecution believe the government should take a more active role in monitoring people’s taxes and those caught evading taxes should be subject to stiff fines or jail time. Opponents believe that the people who evaded taxes were not breaking any laws since their funds were stored in Swiss bank accounts. See recent tax evasion news
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Yes. Even if they are responsible for governing the country. There should be no exceptions. 2 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Solihull
Taxation is government mandated robbery. 2 years ago from a Conservative in Lisburn
Again, we have to be careful not to drive away business from the U.K A fair rate of tax for all will probably bring in more revenue overall ,Unfortunately there will always be those driven by pure greed, that does need addressing. For example, the over... 3 years ago from a Conservative in Wolverhampton
I don't think it would be right to prosecute them, fine them what they owe in cases of evading and look at avoidance on a case by case basis. 3 years ago from a Labour in Birmingham
Yes, we should give equal treatment to those who avoid tax tax and those who cheat benifits. 3 years ago from a Labour in Harrogate
No. introduce cap on total cumulative amount that can be avoided. Everything above said cap to be considered evasion, thus could be prosecuted. 3 years ago from a Labour in Dunfermline
Yes with impugning fines, chance of prison terms, and confiscation of property for unlawful tax avoidance. 3 years ago from a Green in London
No, loopholes shouldn't allow it in the first place. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Wallsend
No, but these loopholes need to be tightened by changing the law. 3 years ago from a Conservative in London
The law should be tightened to catch those who currently avoid but clearly intend to evade the will of Parliament. 3 years ago from a Labour in Swindon
No. We should close the loopholes and streamline the tax system that makes tax avoidance viable and attractive. Only those who break the law should be punished. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in London
Yes, recoup all back Taxes and add large fines to deter others from Tax avoidance. 3 years ago from a Conservative in Grimsby
Depends on the amount, purpose, profession of the person etc. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Plymouth
Yes but only if the legal status of tax avoidance is changed. 3 years ago from a Green in Harrogate
Yes, and make them pay back double what they avoided paying. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Newcastle Upon Tyne
It is their money but private profit should benefit the UK not global corporations. 3 years ago from a British National in Manchester
Only in cases of evasion not avoidance. 3 years ago from a UKIP in Haywards Heath
No they should close the loop holes, and then prosecute if they are breaking the law. 3 years ago from a Labour in London
Yes if it is a large enough amount to be worthwhile. If not then the time and money put into pursuing a law suit seems unworthwhile. 3 years ago from a Green in Saint Ives
Sometimes not always - always means injustice and inefficency. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Hemel Hempstead
Only if it is illegal. Avoidance isn't always illegal. 3 years ago from a UKIP in Canterbury
Overseas earnings could be kept in overseas accounts. 3 years ago from a Conservative in London