Tax Avoidance:Written question - 135367

Asked by Peter Dowd

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Asked on: 13 April 2018
Tax Avoidance
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's policy paper, Autumn Budget 2017: government action to tackle tax avoidance, evasion, non-compliance and aggressive tax planning, published on 22 November 2017, if he will provide a list of the anti-avoidance measures the Government has introduced since 2010 which have raised an additional £160 billion in revenue; and how that figure of £160 billion was calculated.
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 18 April 2018

Since 2010, HMRC has secured and protected over £175 billion from tackling non-compliance - money that is available for government to spend that would not have been without the action that has been taken.

This represents the cumulative total compliance yield which totalled over £160 billion from 2010-11 to 2016-17 inclusive, as set out in HMRC’s Annual Reports.

The latest figure available is £175 billion which includes the first three quarters of 2017-18, as published online at

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