A new criminal offence for tax evasion

The government will introduce a new criminal offence that removes the need to prove intent for the most serious cases of failing to declare offshore income and gains.


Clamping down on tax evaders

The new campaign is part of a drive to claw back an estimated offshore “tax gap” of £565m to the public purse


Tax cheats who used Swiss bank accounts revealed

Bank secrecy rules in Switzerland long made it easy for foreigners to hide money there. In recent years the country has signed several agreements pledging to cooperate with foreign tax authorities.