Tax manager alleges avoidance at Lloyds bank

Lloyds bank has been accused of tax avoidance by a former employee during an
employment tribunal, the

Andrew Constantine,54, the former head of tax compliance, is reported to have
alleged during the tribunal that schemes devised by staff removed a potential
£900m from the bank’s tax bill.

He also alleged the bank refused to listen to warnings from staff about the

The Guardian reports that Lloyds said the allegations were
investigated but found to be without merit. A statement from the bank said it
complied with all tax law in the UK and overseas.

Constantine was made redundant in September last year in a move he claimed
was driven by his whistle blowing.

He has since become head of tax at FTSE100 insurance group Aviva.

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