Currently HMRC allows chemist outlets to reclaim VAT paid on many medicines. However, NHS pharmacies in hospitals are not permitted to reclaim the VAT.
Therefore some enterprising trusts are contracting out pharmacy services, in order to avoid tax and save millions.
Exaro reports that this loophole is now being investigated by HMRC.
Not all tax avoiders are "evil" foreign companies, or wealthy MPs and their families.
Will those who called for boycotts of Starbucks et al also be calling for a boycott of the NHS?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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