HMRC’s success in obtaining tax arrears from a wide range of business sectors within selected geographical areas has encouraged them to announce another 5 taskforces for “intensive bursts of targeted activity”.

They expect to recover more than £19.5 million from the following areas:

The legal profession in London (yes, the accountancy and tax professions are expecting to be on the list in the future!)

  • Grocery and retail in South Wales, North Wales, NW England and SW England
  • Hair and beauty in the North East
  • Restaurants in the South East and Solent
  • The Motor trade in Scotland

So far Northern Ireland has escaped these task forces but we can't help feeling it's only a matter of time!