Named and hopefully shamed

Names of deliberate tax defaulters are published on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website for the first time.

This is part of HMRC’s approach to combating tax evasion and non-compliance by ensuring everyone pays their fair share, creating a level playing field for honest people and businesses, and cracking down on the minority who seek to evade tax.

HMRC can now publish names to deter taxpayers from deliberately defaulting on their tax obligations. It also encourages the non-compliant to make a full disclosure at the outset of an investigation.

The first tranche of deliberate defaulters can be found at