Tax bosses will be grilled by MPs on Wednesday over a swathe of leaked HSBC documents showing the bank's Swiss arm helped clients around the world dodge taxes.
I feel frustrated, angry and depressed… this is clearly a huge secret industry on a massive scale, which none of us knew about. It is all about helping exceedingly rich people avoid their tax.
We’ve been pursuing it for some time, but I don’t think we knew the depth of outrageous behaviour to which they had descended.
And she said HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has to step up its enforcement activities.
They’ve got to get acting. All the other countries have got much more money in than we have. We’ve only prosecuted one person – I don’t know what it takes to get tax cheats in front of the courts.