Anti-avoidance drive could push corporates out

The UK’s tough stance on anti-avoidance may drive some of the country’s
largest companies overseas, according to reports.

At least one FTSE100 company is understood to be investigating a move away
from the UK in response to the crackdown on once-accepted business practices.

Guy Brannan, head of tax at City law firm Linklaters, told The Times
that the relocation plans of a number of companies were at a ‘pretty advanced

Others are so angry with the move that they are refusing to cooperate with HM
Revenue & Customs’ attempts to understand tax planning.

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