Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, has suggested that the Queen should apologise over tax arrangements that have been revealed as part of the Paradise Papers document release. The Paradise Papers are private documents relating to offshore investments which have been placed into the public domain.
When asked about tax avoidance at the CBI conference, Corbyn replied:
“Anyone putting money into tax havens in order to avoid taxation in Britain – and obviously investigations have to take place – should do two things. They should not just apologise for it but also recognise what it does to our society”.
Corbyn also called on an inquiry to be launched into the current state of offshore investments. When asked if that inquiry should include the Monarchy, Corbyn replied:
“Everybody. The Royal Household are subject to taxation. I don’t know what has happened in that case. These issues all must be part of that”.