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While a new National Insurance Contributions Bill was promoted as cutting the cost of recruiting new employees, the flip side to its content is a tightening up of loopholes which allow NI as well as tax avoidance.
The theme of the Queen’s Speech has reinforced the idea that the Government's first priority remains strengthening Britain's economy and that new measures would help those who work hard to achieve and unleash their potential.
Tackling tax avoidance remains high on the Chancellor's, and therefore HM Revenue and Custom's, agenda with the Budget announcement of action and consultation on a number of issues aimed at closing perceived schemes and arrangements to escape maximum tax contribution.
The theme in this year's Budget was that it was to set free the 'aspirations of a nation'. Whether the nation felt suitable aspired when the Chancellor, George Osborne sat down 55 minutes later, only time will tell.