Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Take That HMRC! Manchester pop heroes' £26million investment scrutinised after claims of tax dodging

Take That HMRC! Manchester pop heroes' £26million investment scrutinised after claims of tax dodging

By Dean Wilkins

Take That members are under scrutiny after a £26million investment scheme raised concerns with Revenue and Customs.

Manchester heroes Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, and manager Jonathan Wild, invested the money into partnerships across the music industry.

But HMRC believes the investment is a way to dodge tax and they are aiming to close the loophole.

Although no illegalities have taken place, the singers’ choices were still scrutinised.

Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander said: “People who dodge tax are the moral equivalent of benefit cheats.”

Yesterday, TV comic Jimmy Carr was accused of having £3.3million in unpaid tax.

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