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Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs clawed back a record £21bn from tax avoiders and evaders last year, as the Government's clampdown finally bore fruit.

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The Government's crackdown on tax dodging will bring in £4bn this year, Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will announce today. He will tell the Liberal Democrat conference that HMRC's 200-strong "Affluence Unit" is on course to double the £2bn it raised last year and increase the figure to £7bn by 2015.

Treasury won't name and shame tax avoiders

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Coca-Cola have said that they will decline tax exemptions

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Tax cheats 'cost Exchequer more than £1,000 for every man, woman and child in Britain'

'Should my teenage son be reporting his income to the tax office?'

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Julian Knight: The Carr affair is a symptom of a failing system

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Tax dodgers will pay back £3bn hidden in accounts in Liechtenstein

Up to £3bn will be raised by 2016 from UK taxpayers with money hidden in Liechtenstein, surpassing previous expectations, HM Revenue and Customs has said.

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Tax evasion teams target traders and landlords

Taxi drivers, market traders, restaurateurs and buy-to-let landlords are being targeted by new anti-tax evasion teams set up by HM Revenue & Customs.

Eric Pickles: tax claim

Tories' tax break for granny flats is 'cynical spin'

Ministers have been accused of "cynical spin" over claims that they are offering new tax breaks on "granny flats", as live-in annexes for relatives aged over 65 have been exempt from council tax for 15 years.

Government could introduce 'Granny flat' tax break

Hundreds of thousands of families could benefit from tax breaks on "granny flats" under plans being considered by the Government.

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