Treasury makes super-rich pay


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The Independent Online

The super-rich may be famous for finding tricks to avoid paying their fair share of tax, but the HMRC may finally be catching up with them – or some, at least.

Figures today showed the HMRC's "High Net Worth Unit" pulled in £200m in additional tax through its work with the very wealthy – £38m more than it did last year. The High Net Worth Unit was set up by Gordon Brown in 2009 to target the 5,000 richest people in the country – those worth at least £20m.