HM Revenue and Customs said the 20 offenders are responsible for around £765m of tax evasion and fraud and is encouraging members of the public to “contribute to the effort to catch them”, adding that tax evasion and fraud costs the UK taxpayer around £10bn.
David Gauke, the exchequer secretary, said: “The government is absolutely committed to tackling tax evasion and fraud. These criminals have collectively cost the taxpayer over £765m and HMRC will pursue them relentlessly. We hope that publishing their pictures in this way will enable members of the public to contribute to the effort to catch them.”
HMRC said people can report leads on the most wanted fugitives via its Customs, Excise and VAT fraud reporting hotline on 0800 595 000, by email or post here, or through the Crimestoppers website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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