An Early Day Motion (EDM 169 on 24 November 2004) has been tabled by Members of Parliament (MPs). Its text is:

That this House urges the Government to investigate the activities of banks, law firms, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst and Young and other firms in devising, marketing, promoting, implementing and concealing aggressive tax avoidance schemes which have no commercial substance and whose sole purpose is to avoid UK taxes on income and profits, thus enabling their wealthy and corporate clients to avoid taxes and national insurance contributions by transfer pricing, artificial loans, inflated management charges, special purposes vehicles, joint ventures, fictitious assets, offshore schemes and secretive trusts, all designed to deprive the UK Treasury of billions of pounds of tax revenues which in turn forces the Government to curtail social investment and shift the tax burden onto ordinary individuals, as evidenced by the increase in the 1989-90 income tax total from £48.8 billion to £114 billion in 2003-04, while the corporation tax over the same period, despite low inflation and record company profits, increased from £21.5 billion to £28.1 billion, making corporation tax barely 2.5 per cent. of the GDP in 2004.

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