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The Truth About Tax

Panorama investigates how some of the UK's most famous companies have been using a tax haven at the heart of Europe to save millions in tax.

Aggressive tax avoidance was branded "morally repugnant" by the chancellor in the last budget. But what does he mean? Panorama investigates how some of the UK's most famous companies have been using a tax haven at the heart of Europe to save millions in tax.

Armed with a cache of secret documents, the programme reveals how some global names have been getting big tax breaks on billion pound transactions in the tiny country of Luxembourg. They say legal tax efficiency is good news for shareholders. But in these austere times, Darragh MacIntyre asks: is big business paying its fair share?

30 minutes

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Tue 22 May 2012 01:20

UK companies cut secret tax deals

UK companies cut secret tax deals

Major UK-based firms cut secret tax deals with authorities in Luxembourg to avoid millions in corporation tax in Britain, Panorama has found. Read More

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Reporter Darragh MacIntyre
Reporter Darragh MacIntyre
Producer James Oliver
Producer James Oliver

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