Tax gap value in the United Kingdom (UK), by cause 2016/17

Value of the tax gap in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016/17, by cause* (in billion GBP)

Tax gap value in the United Kingdom (UK), by cause 2016/17 This statistic shows the tax gap in the United Kingdom in the fiscal year 2016/17, by cause. Of the causes listed by the source, 'failure to take reasonable care' accounted for 5.9 billion British pounds of tax revenue lost, the most of any category.
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Value of the tax gap in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016/17, by cause* (in billion GBP)

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Tax not collected in billion GBP
Failure to take reasonable care5.9
Criminal attacks5.4
Legal interpretation5.3
Evasion5.3
Non-payment3.4
Hidden economy3.2
Error3.2
Avoidance1.7
Tax not collected in billion GBP
Failure to take reasonable care5.9
Criminal attacks5.4
Legal interpretation5.3
Evasion5.3
Non-payment3.4
Hidden economy3.2
Error3.2
Avoidance1.7
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This statistic shows the tax gap in the United Kingdom in the fiscal year 2016/17, by cause. Of the causes listed by the source, 'failure to take reasonable care' accounted for 5.9 billion British pounds of tax revenue lost, the most of any category.
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