Treasury minister John Healey announced the NAO would examine Gordon Brown’s claim amidst disagreement over the figure and means of tackling the problem.
The government plans to introduce a stamp scheme, a move which has provoked fierce opposition from the industry. It fears such a sceme could cost around £280m and put some smaller distilleries out of business.
Deputy enterprise minister Lewis Macdonald said: ‘Sir John Bourn, the comptroller and auditor general, has expressed his willingness to look at the disputed figures for fraud.’
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The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states