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It is not possible to split revenue losses between those resulting from the illicit market and those from legitimate cross-border shopping. The illicit market includes misuse of red diesel, smuggling and mixing, as well as fuel laundering.
The latest estimates of the total non-UK duty paid consumption for 2008-09 are £160 million and £30 million of revenue lost from non-UK duty paid consumption of diesel and petrol, respectively, in Northern Ireland. These estimates are reported in Measuring Tax Gaps 2010, which is published on the HM Revenue and Customs website.