The taskforce, which seeks to recover £3.8m in this area alone, is part of a specialist unit which undertakes ‘intensive bursts of activity in specific high-risk trade sectors and locations across the UK’.
“We are determined to support hardworking people who want to get on in this industry and every other,” said the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke.
“However, the people being targeted by this taskforce have no intention of playing by the rules. The Government has made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion and we have provided HMRC with the resources to crack down on those who break the rules.”
HMRC has collected more than £80m as a result of taskforces launched since 2011-12. It expects to bring in over £90m per year from further taskforces launched over the next three years.