Britain’s HM Revenue and Customs(HMRC) is under growing pressure after it emerged that only one of the country’s 20 most - wanted tax dodgers named last year has been caught.
Shadow Treasury Minister Catherine McKinnell said the arrest rate was a "huge failure" that one year on, only one on the most-wanted list of tax evaders and fraudsters had been caught. “At a time when families are facing a cost-of-living crisis, it's even more important that everyone pays their fair share of tax. The government needs to do better," McKinnell said. Last year, HMRC published names and pictures of 20 people accused of dodging hundreds of thousands of pounds for the first time. According to HMRC, the appeal helped provide intelligence on 15 of the alleged offenders, no update on four and one was captured. A new list, including ten alleged tax dodgers, is published by HMRC recently. People named in this list have cost British taxpayers between £120,000 and £10 million at time when British people are struggling with austerity measures.