Recruitment advisers’ tax scheme liquidated after HMRC asks questions

Evidence shows parts of aggressive tax avoidance scheme promoted by Anderson Group have been closed abruptly

An aggressive tax avoidance scheme, linked to one of the recruitment industry’s highest-profile names, is being liquidated in a move that could prevent HM Revenue and Customs from recouping millions of pounds.

The scheme, which experts say raises questions over triggering a possible criminal investigation, has been promoted by Anderson Group, one of the sector’s leading financial services firms. It has been used by recruitment agencies supplying low-paid workers to businesses including Marks & Spencer and Dixons Carphone.

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