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Paying cash in hand is 'diddling the country', says HMRC's Dave Hartnett

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/01/2012

Christopher Hope

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hartnett says that householders have a duty to ensure that other people do not evade paying their share of tax.

Paying a builder or cleaner in cash, allowing them to evade VAT or income tax, will result in even deeper government cuts to public services, he says. People who contribute to the cash economy cannot then complain about austerity measures, he adds.

Tax provides the funding to run the country: hospitals, schools and everything else, he says. Every time someone pays cash in order not to pay VAT, the nation gets diddled.

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"Paying cash in hand is 'diddling the country', says HMRC's Dave Hartnett", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/paying-cash-in-hand-is-diddling-the-country-says-hmrc-s-dave-hartnett