A record £23.9 billion in tax has been collected after a series of investigations led by HM Revenue and Customs, according to official figures.
The total was up £3.2 billion on the previous year and £9 billion on three years ago, and is nearly £1 billion above the target set by Chancellor George Osborne in his 2013 autumn statement, said HM Revenue and Customs.
Over £8 billion was collected from big business, a further £1 billion from criminals and another £2.7 billion was taken by tackling avoidance schemes in the courts, taxmen said.
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