HM Revenue & Customs - Tax Evasion Enforcement

May 07, 2013

There has been much publicity regarding tax avoidance of late in the UK. In the age of austerity, tax avoidance by companies is scruitnised by the press and is a hot topic with the public.

However, while tax avoidance is currently grabbing the headlines, tax evasion enforcement is also ramping up. On 30 April the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) announced that five individuals were to be prosecuted in relation to the alleged abuse and dishonest marketing of a film financing scheme. This year, both the Prime Minister and the Director of Public Prosecutions have made clear that initiatives are being put in place to deal with tax evasion.

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