Putting the pressure on a contractor

A client (a small general builder) who does not fall under CIS, was short paid by a contractor (by about £2500) who told him that he would account directly to HMRC for the amount deducted - I have no idea how he intended to achieve this!. No great surprise - no payment made either to HMRC or subsequently to my client. Apart from the obvious small claims route, are there any effective threats that can be made that might result in extracting the balance? My client is pretty clean, but I suspect that the contractor would not welcome unwanted attention from HMRC.

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Unlikely HMRC would be interested

twj4789 |

I don't understand

ShirleyM |
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If the contractor is a

bernard michael |

Are you sure the works didn't fall nder CIS

Democratus |
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