Taxation: Business

Treasury written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed by HM Revenue and Customs to work in the Large Business Service in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 to date.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

HMRC's Large Business Service deals with the tax affairs of the 800 or so largest businesses in the UK. HMRC's approach has enabled it to recover over £16 billion in additional compliance revenues from large businesses dealt with by Large Business Service between April 2010 and March 2013, as follows:

  Additional compliance revenues recovered (£ billion)
2010-11 5.74
2011-12 5.04
2012-13 5.28

The numbers of people employed by HMRC to work in the Large Business Service at each year end and currently are:

31 March Number of people employed in Large Business Service Equivalent to full-time posts
2011 1,438 1,353
2012 1,306 1,212
2013 1,194 1,095

The Large Business Service also calls on the services of specialist staff employed in other units in HMRC when dealing with the tax affairs of the large businesses for which it is responsible.

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