Cracking down on wealthy
ANYBODY worth more than £1 million faces potential scrutiny in a tax avoidance crackdown.
It will mean 200,000 more people in the UK will be targeted by HM Revenue and Customs' affluence unit, set up to study the affairs of the 300,000 with assets and property of more than £2.5 million.
Lib Dem Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander told a national newspaper that officials would "sniff out" anybody not paying their fair share of tax.
"The measure will apply to people with homes and assets of more than £1 million," he said.
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