In 2012/2013 HMRC’s power of Distraint rose by 8%. This meant that they were seizing goods from self-assessed taxpayers and / or Companies who could not pay their tax.

This increase indicates a slightly more assertive behaviour from HMRC, ensuring that they collect more of the due taxes than ever before.

“The Taking Control of Goods Regulations”, which came into force on 6th April 2014, means that even the HMRC have to give notice that they intend to attend in respect of collection of outstanding monies.

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