Here’s DWP’s Gauke encouraging companies to put profits in #TaxHavens


gauke1Corporate enabler David Gauke

The story of Runcorn woman Elaine Morrall, who died cold and alone in a house she only heated when her children were home from school – after being sanctioned by the DWP (Dept of Work and Pensions) for missing an appointment while she was in intensive care – has gone viral today, as social media users equally appalled and supportive wept over her mother’s letter to councillors about Elaine’s terrible ordeal and tragic death.

Meanwhile, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, the man responsible for the department that ‘sanctioned her to death’, as one Twitter user described it, has featured in a Private Eye article – encouraging corporations to put their profits into tax havens to avoid paying tax on them.

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