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PM calls tax scheme used by Carr 'morally unacceptable'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the tax arrangements of comedian Jimmy Carr are "not morally acceptable".

He made the comment to ITV News after reports that Carr was understood to be a member of a legal but aggressive tax avoidance scheme.

According to the Times, Carr told an audience on Tuesday: "I pay what I have to and not a penny more."

HM Revenue and Customs has said it is taking "firm action to protect the Exchequer from unacceptable tax loss".

James Landale reports

  • 20 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK