Margaret Hodge and Lord McFall to lead responsible tax group

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By Isabelle Bell

17 September 2015

Former chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge MP is set to chair a new House of Commons committee on responsible taxation.

ICAS Public Interest Member Lord John McFall of Alcluith will also be joining the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Responsible Tax as one of three prominent vice-chairs.

The cross-party group has pledged to explore how Parliament can help to build and maintain a "fair, sustainable and transparent tax system" to support economic prosperity and growth.

David Davis MP and Richard Bacon MP will become the other vice-chairs, while Stewart Jackson MP will be group secretary.

Speaking on her appointment, Margaret Hodge said: "In recent years, the issue of who pays tax and how much they pay has really struck a chord with the public. 

"We want Parliament to continue to play a key role in building and maintaining the fair, sustainable and transparent tax system that is needed to create growth and prosperity both in the UK and internationally."

Topics

  • Tax
  • Accountancy

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