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Tax haven firm in British Virgin Islands owns new HMRC office

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About 9,000 tax officials will move to an office that is owned by Tory party donors through an offshore company based in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven.

Revenue & Customs will put the staff in the Pilgrim's Quarter, a property in Newcastle run by the billionaire property tycoons David and Simon Reuben. There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by the Reuben family.

The Reuben brothers, worth £21.5 billion, are keen backers of Boris Johnson. Members of the family have given about £800,000 to the Tories during Johnson's premiership. The brothers sat on his table at a Conservative Party fundraising dinner on Monday.

The next day, Steve Barclay, the Cabinet Office minister, and HMRC announced a deal to move tax officials to properties

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