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Taxation: Evasion Hotline

Volume 702: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the cost of establishing and running the national tax evasion hotline since 2006. [HL4222]

The National Audit Office carried out a full review of the tax evasion hotline in its report Tackling the Hidden Economy (HC 341). A copy of this report is available in the House of Commons Library.

The report states that the department spends around £700,000 a year on staffing the hotline and that each call costs the department about £6 on average to handle.