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

This statistic shows the tax gap value in the United Kingdom in the fiscal year 2017/18, by tax type. The taxes that make up the largest proportion of the tax gap are income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax. It is estimated that they accounted for 12.9 billion British pounds in lost tax revenue.

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

Tax not collected in billion GBP
Income tax, National Insurance and capital gains tax12.9
VAT12.5
Corporation tax5.2
Excise duties2.7
Other taxes1.6
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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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