HMRC announce latest taskforces

The latest targets in HMRC’s sights are tax dodger’s involved in:

• the holiday industry in Blackpool, Lake District, North Wales, Devon and Cornwall

• restaurants in Yorkshire and Humber

• road hauliers in the Midlands and

• the fishing industry in Scotland.

David Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said:

‘We are determined to support hardworking people who want to get on in this industry and every other. However, the people being targeted by this taskforce have no intention of playing by the rules. The Government has made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion and we have provided HMRC with the resources to crack down on those who break the rules.’

HMRC have collected more than £80 million as a result of taskforces launched since 2011/12 and expect to recover over £90 million per year from taskforces launched over the next three years.

Internet link: Press release

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