Gary Barlow apologises for tax scandal

Published Tuesday, 02 September 2014
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Take That star Gary Barlow has finally addressed his 2014 tax avoidance scandal by apologising to fans in a tweet.

Gary Barlow apologises for tax scandal

The singer/songwriter hit social media on Tuesday to address the drama, after refusing to comment on the story when it broke in May.

But now he is hoping to win back his fans by saying sorry.

He wrote: "I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the tax stories earlier this year.

"With a new team of accountants we are working to settle things with all parties involved ASAP (as soon as possible)."

He then tweeted news about his upcoming stage musical and Take That album.

When the news hit the headlines, many politicians demanded Barlow give back his OBE.

David Cameron rejected the calls after the star was ordered to pay millions of pounds in tax dodged through an avoidance scheme.

The Prime Minister said it was not "necessary" to remove Barlow's honour because he had "raised money for charity".

The staunch defence came despite Mr Cameron having previously condemned comedian Jimmy Carr for investing in a similar tax scheme.

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