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Tax crime prosecuted 23 times less than benefits fraud

Despite this, tax fraud cost the Treasury an estimated £20bn in 2018/19, against the £2.2bn cost of benefits fraud in the same period

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A new report from TaxWatch has revealed the “huge disparity” between the way benefits crime and tax crime is treated, with the UK prosecuting 23 times more people for benefits offences than tax offences. 

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