Tax gap value in the United Kingdom (UK), by cause 2017/18

This statistic shows the tax gap in the United Kingdom in the fiscal year 2017/18, by cause. Of the causes listed by the source, 'failure to take reasonable care' accounted for 6.4 billion British pounds of tax revenue lost, the most of any category.

Value of the tax gap in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18, by cause*

Tax not collected in billion GBP
Failure to take reasonable care6.4
Criminal attacks4.9
Legal interpretation6.2
Evasion5.3
Non-payment3.9
Hidden economy3
Error3.4
Avoidance1.8
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018

Supplementary notes

* The tax gap is the difference between the amount of tax due to the government and the amount actually collected. Figures are HMRC estimates.

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