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Tax Evasion: Fuels

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 6786, tabled on 13 July 2015

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect the introduction of a new fuel marker has had on the level of fuel duty fraud.

Answered on

20 July 2015

A new fuel marker, Accutrace, has been added to rebated fuel since 1 April 2015. Following its introduction, HMRC are monitoring its performance and will publish a report of their evaluation once six months’ worth of data can be analysed.

The new fuel marker and roadside testing are two elements of the fight against fuel fraud. HMRC will continue to use intelligence and data analysis to identify fraud wherever this occurs in the fuel duty supply chain.

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