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.