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Improving Black Economy Enforcement and Offences

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In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will conduct a review of existing criminal offences, and civil and administrative penalties for black economy activity.  As part of this process, the Government is consulting stakeholders on how it could implement the Black Economy Taskforce recommendation to introduce a modern offences regime to tackle the black economy (see Final Report).

This consultation discusses how a targeted, stronger and more visible approach to enforcement can be implemented to target black economy activities. Views are sought on a number of proposed amendments to black economy offences, penalties and streamlining prosecution processes. 


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 21 December 2018.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How to respond


Address written submissions to:

The Treasury
Black Economy Division
Langton Crescent