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Today: Margaret Hodge's views on HSBC tax evasion

February 9th, 2015

Episode 126 of 1342 episodes

Britain's biggest bank helped wealthy clients cheat the UK out of millions of pounds in tax, the BBC has learned. In a joint investigation, thousands of documents leaked by a whistleblower in 2007 have now been passed to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Guardian newspaper, Panorama and more than 50 media outlets around the world. Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge told Today: "We are never assertive enough aggressive enough to protect the tax payer".

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