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Artist or CreatorMartin Rowson
Title or CaptionPostcard
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date10 Feb 2015
FormatDigital
Embedded text or transcriptHMRC
Person DepictedOsborne; George (1971-)
Cameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-);
Gauke; David (1971-)
Implied textFat cats of capitalism
Logos: Bank HSBC Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
HMRC Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
NotesNews: "Labour kept up the pressure over the government response to the HSBC banking scandal in Switzerland, accusing ministers of a deliberate policy of minimising prosecutions. The party also asked fresh questions about the inquiries David Cameron made before appointing Stephen Green, the former HSBC chief executive and chairman, as a trade minister. In a letter to George Osborne, the shadow Treasury minister Shabana Mahmood challenged the chancellor again to explain why there had been only one prosecution despite 1,000 people being challenged by HMRC over tax evasion or tax avoidance. .... She also asked about the due diligence undertaken in government before Green was made trade minister. Green was chairman of HSBC between 2006 and 2010. He was appointed a Conservative peer in September 2010 before becoming trade minister in January 2011. Mahmood wrote: "Given that, as the financial secretary [to the Treasury] David Gauke said yesterday, the government was made aware of allegations of wrongdoing against HSBC in May 2010, eight months before Mr Green's appointment to government, failure to ask probing questions would have to be seen as wilfully negligent. ... " Patrick Wintour, The Guardian
SubjectsHSBC
Switzerland
Wealth
St Bernards
tax evasion
Conservative Party
Inland Revenue
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