HMRC fraud prosecutions soar

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The number of individuals prosecuted by HMRC for tax fraud soared by 53% in the past year, according to Pinsent Masons.

With figures obtained via a freedom of information request, the law firm concluded that the increase showed the Revenue’s increased compliance efforts and more “aggressive” approach was beginning to bite.

The increase follows the Chancellor’s 2010 Budget commitment to give HMRC an extra £900m to counter tax avoidance and evasion.

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29th Apr 2013 11:27

Why no publicity?

Why is there little or no publicity then?

Surely the whole point of a criminal prosecution is the setting of an example to support the deterrent?

 

"The vast majority of taxpayers are honest and pay what they have to under the law, so it is only right that we tackle the small minority of cheats who deprive the country of vital revenues.”

that's just plain Poppy cock? A statement to support HMRC's failure?

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By Tromdo
29th Apr 2013 16:09

HMRC fraud prosecutions soar

Black Knight, you can't force the media to publish stories.  The PDD iniative hasn't hit the headlines either. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist!

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29th Apr 2013 16:22

I know BUT

Tromdo wrote:

Black Knight, you can't force the media to publish stories.  The PDD iniative hasn't hit the headlines either. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist!

They are not even on the HMRC website though? Not even as deliberate defaulters?

and carry out a google search ...yep just about nothing?

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By ian339
10th May 2013 10:31

Is that all?

So they've launched prosecutions against 240 people.

Out of how many taxpayers - 20m?

Is it just me, or do we seem to be an unbelievably honest bunch?

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10th May 2013 12:40

that's how they worked out that

ian339 wrote:

So they've launched prosecutions against 240 people.

Out of how many taxpayers - 20m?

Is it just me, or do we seem to be an unbelievably honest bunch?

That's how they worked out that most tax payers are honest and only a minority are naughty?

It's called spin? Any more prosecutions would ruin the statistics and make a politico look stupid.

Would also result in more work for HMRC and we can'[t be having that.

Quota reached! target achieved! cup of tea anyone? Strike for some more time off?

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