Tax man targets holiday industry

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A taskforce tackling tax dodgers in the local holiday industry has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

David Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: “We are determined to support hardworking people who want to get on in this industry and every other.

“However, the people being targeted by this taskforce have no intention of playing by the rules. The Government has made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion and we have provided HMRC with the resources to crack down on those who break the rules.”

The taskforce will tackle tax evasion in the holiday industry in Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and South Wales.

Other taskforces, including those aimed at the holiday industry in Blackpool, the Lake District and North Wales; restaurants in Lincolnshire and Tyneside; road hauliers in Milton Keynes, Oxford and Northampton, and the fishing industry in Scotland have also been launched this week.

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