NORTHWICH’S MP has demanded action from the Government over the tax haven scandal brought to light by the Paradise Papers.

The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being revealed this week in a major new investigation into Britain’s offshore empires.

The details come from a leak of 13.4 million files that expose the global environments in which tax avoidance can thrive – and the complex and seemingly artificial ways the wealthiest corporations can legally protect their wealth.

As with last year's Panama Papers leak, the documents, which has come from two offshore service providers and the company registries of 19 tax havens, was obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The material has been shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with partners including the Guardian, the BBC and the New York Times.

The project has been called the Paradise Papers.

Mr Amesbury, MP for Weaver Vale, said: “Not a day goes by that my office isn’t contacted by a constituent who has been harmed by the Tories’ attacks on the most vulnerable, from disabled people being forced to look for work even though their doctor says they’re not fit, to someone facing intolerable delays in waiting for Universal Credit and being forced into hardship.

“Yet here we see once again that the super-rich are being allowed to play by a completely different set of rules by this Conservative Government, who have completely failed to take the action required to stop the scandal of tax avoidance.

“This money is badly needed to support our schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure – everyone must pay their fair share.”

On Sunday it was revealed that about £10 million of the Queen's private money was invested offshore.

The money was put into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income and handles investments for her £500 million private estate.

A spokesman for the Duchy of Lancaster said:  "We operate a number of investments and a few of these are with overseas funds.

"All of our investments are fully audited and legitimate."

More disclosures are expected throughout the week.

Labour is calling for a public inquiry into tax avoidance following the revelations.