HSBC: Gauke defends government over client tax evasion

Britain's biggest bank helped wealthy clients cheat the UK out of millions of pounds in tax, the BBC has learned.

Panorama has seen thousands of accounts from HSBC's private bank in Switzerland leaked by a whistleblower in 2007.

They show bankers helped clients evade tax and offered deals to help tax dodgers stay ahead of the law.

Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke told the BBC the government had taken steps to claw back some of the lost revenue.

BBC News