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Taxation: Construction

Treasury written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer was of false self-employment in the construction industry in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

In its July 2009 consultation “False self-employment in construction: taxation of workers” the Government estimated a loss to the Exchequer of £350 million pounds per annum from false self-employment in the construction industry. The Government currently sees no reason to revise this estimate. A copy of the 2009 consultation can be accessed via the National Archives website at:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/consult_falseselfemploymentconstruction_200709.pdf

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