Resource

The Tax Gap - tax evasion in 2014 and what can be done about it

July 2015

This pamphlet is a summary of a new report ‘Tax Evasion in 2014 – and what can be done about it’ written for PCS and War on Want,by Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK.

It makes a new estimate of the tax gap,which continues to be significantly higher than the HMRC estimate. This estimate,which is £119.4bn for financial year 2013/14, includes reductions in the estimates of tax avoidance and tax debt,but a significant increase in the estimated tax loss from evasion.

It includes significant new data and a much more comprehensive analysis of tax evasion. It shows that tax evasion is higher than previously estimated. It concludes that the government should tighten up legislation and reverse the counterproductive cuts in HM Revenue and Customs staffing.

 

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union – DCI-NSAED/2011/247. The contents are the sole responsibility of War on Want and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

 

PDF icon PCS - War on Want version Tax Justice Report Executive Summary (2).pdf

Latest news

McAvoidin’it: European Commissioner Vestager says McDonald’s tax practices lawful, yet unfair

21 September 2018 - 3:00pm

Coalition of trade unions and anti-poverty group calls on the European Union and its Member States to strengthen legal tools against corporate tax avoidance.

Read more

Building The McStrike: Taking Action to Make £10 an Hour a Reality - Labour Party Conference Fringe

20 September 2018 - 8:15am
Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 3-4:30 pm (This is inside the secure zone of the Labour Party conference, please allow time to go through security)
Read more

Join the conversation

RT : Getting our voices out in social media is important, also the support of the trade union movement is key. That what… https://t.co/w1YTfjB5x0 16 hours 23 min ago
RT : Asad Rehman 'Liverpool's struggles for justice, the dockers, Hillsborough, shows us the value of standing together,… https://t.co/aPaNlt0Yxq 16 hours 23 min ago
"We're facing a bigger structural attack on the rights of workers". Clara Paillard of . https://t.co/wws1XjuTIB 16 hours 26 min ago