Official Statistics

VAT gap estimates

HMRC statistics relating to VAT gap estimates.

Documents

Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2018 to 2019)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2017 to 2018)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2017 to 2018)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2016 to 2017)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2016 to 2017)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2015 to 2016)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2015 to 2016)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2014 to 2015)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2014 to 2015)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2013 to 2014)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2013 to 2014)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2012 to 2013)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2012 to 2013)

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Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2011 to 2012)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2011 to 2012)

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Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2010 to 2011)

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Details

The ‘VAT gap’ is the difference between the VAT theoretical liability, estimated using national accounts data, and actual cash receipts.

Published 29 November 2011
Last updated 11 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Published preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2018 to 2019).

  2. Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2017 to 2018)

  3. Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2017 to 2018)

  4. Published 'Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2016 to 2017)'

  5. Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2016 to 2017)

  6. Published second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2015 to 2016)

  7. Latest estimate

  8. Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2014 to 2015)

  9. update

  10. Second estimate of the VAT gap (tax year 2013 to 2014) release

  11. Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap for the tax year 2013 to 2014 now released.

  12. Updated to include the the second estimate of the VAT gap for the tax year 2012 to 2013

  13. Updated the First Published date.

  14. First published.