Government Departments: Pay

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225345, how many of the 125 contractors whose contracts were terminated or ended and were referred to HM Revenue and Customs for further investigation went on to be prosecuted.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are unable to provide information on individual cases due to tax payer confidentiality. However, HMRC has opened a number of enquiries and in a number of these additional tax was found to be due. The majority of enquiries have now concluded.

HMRC uses its whole compliance tool kit to tackle rule bending and breaking. This includes taskforces through to fraud investigation by both our specialist civil and criminal investigation teams.

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