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WMiC - Issue 19 - Tackling the hidden economy: public sector licensing HM Revenue & Customs

Posted on 13 December 2017 (Permalink)

Consultation closes 2nd March 2018

This consultation proposes “conditionality” measures to tackle the hidden economy. This would make compliance with certain tax obligations a condition of holding some licences, and introduce checks on applicants’s tax-registration status as part of licensing processes.

The consultation suggests licensing regimes which could be suitable for changes to introduce conditionality. It seeks feedback on their suitability for the proposed changes, and outlines ways that tax registration checks could be administered and enforced.

The sectors for consideration in the consultation are: private security, taxi and private hire vehicles, waste management, houses in multiple occupation and selective licensing in the private rental sector, scrap metal, and retail and trade

Full details can be found here.