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Tax Evasion

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of revenue lost to the Exchequer as a result of tax evasion in 2008-09. (273635)

There are no estimates of the revenue lost specifically to tax evasion. HMRC published the latest available estimates of tax losses in the Autumn Performance Report 2008:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/autumn-report-2008.pdf

The estimates given in this report include evasion with other causes of losses.