Plumbers Come Clean About Tax

A campaign to target plumbers who didn’t declare money they owed in tax has come under criticism as only 600 have admitted to owing money.

The campaign which saw 50,000 letters sent out to plumbers has been defended by HMRC who has said that it was “delighted” with their success in collecting an extra £328,756.

A HMRC spokesman said, “Significant amounts of previously unpaid tax will now be collected. Next week, acting on behalf of all honest taxpayers, we will follow up by opening investigations into 500 cases with thousands more to follow.”