§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of tax lost through moonlighting by employed people; and if he will take measures to ensure that all employees declare their full annual income.
§ Mr. Ridley
No reliable estimate can be made of the tax lost. It has already been announced that the Inland Revenue is to redeploy some 400 staff to counter tax evasion, including moonlighting, whether by employed, unemployed or self-employed people. It is hoped by this redeployment to learn more about moonlighting.