BBC accuses Sark firm of tax avoidance over supply teachers
Monday 5th November 2012, 8:30AM GMT.
A SARK company that employs thousands of teachers has avoided paying millions of pounds in employer’s National Insurance contributions, a BBC programme has claimed.
And with the amount of national interest the story has attracted, it could have an indirect impact on Guernsey, the Treasury and Resources minister said yesterday.
Speaking yesterday after the story broke online, Treasury and Resources minister Deputy Gavin St Pier, pictured, said: ‘I think like the K2 in Jersey [the tax scheme used by comedian Jimmy Carr and others], anything which happens in any of the Channel Islands has an indirect impact on all of the other islands.
‘All I can say is I don’t know the full details of this case, but it’s up to other jurisdictions to operate a tax system in whatever way they see fit, providing the law is not broken,’ he said.
Sark’s Finance and Commerce Committee members Sandra Williams and Charles Maitland declined to comment on the basis that they did not know the full details of the matter.