The UK’s tax gap is down to a couple of pubs and a kebab shop according to HMRC

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From the FT:

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) stepped up its crackdown on tax evasion on Tuesday, publishing its second list of “deliberate tax defaulters” on its website.

The list includes 15 names owing more than £25,000 in tax, including two pub landlords and a kebab shop owner.

Now I’m the last to deny that tax evasion is an issue. It is: a £70 billion issue.

But isn’t it odd that the multinational corporations we all now know cost the UK billions in lost tax didn’t top the list?

Keep asking why  that is , and then note that the board of HMRC is dominated by big business and there are no small business representatives at all. And then you might have your answer.