The government has been urged by the daughter of a man who took his life to stop the controversial tax policy which she says played a part in his death.

She has called for the policy, known as the “loan charge”, to be suspended.

More than 200 MPs have also called for a suspension and independent review of the policy, which seeks to recover large sums from freelancers paid via a loan from an offshore trust.

HMRC said anyone concerned about a tax bill should contact them for help.

“Our sympathies are with the family and friends of the individual.

“Our message to anyone concerned about a tax bill is to please come and talk to us and we will help,” Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

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