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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1204: tabled on 26 April 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that there are victims of fraud, resulting from the mis-selling of investment schemes and pensions, who are being aggressively pursued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for tax liabilities resulting from that fraud; further notes that whilst those perpetrating the fraud have made huge amounts, the victims have not made much, if any, financial gain and in most cases have actually lost funds, with some being very large sums; notes that as a result of HMRC's unfair pursuit of these victims, they are facing huge tax bills and are facing potential bankruptcy and homelessness; notes that HMRC is pursuing the victims and in many cases are not pursuing or even properly investigating the perpetrators of the fraud who have deliberately abused the tax system; and calls on the Government to amend legislation to introduce a tax exemption for victims of fraud in respect of tax liabilities that have arisen as a result of the fraud and to create an independent specialist task force to investigate how victims of fraud and mis-selling are being treated under tax avoidance and pensions legislation by HMRC and who should rightfully be responsible for the stolen tax.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.