The simple fact is that most people do not wish to be involved in the black economy
, certainly not the people doing the paying; they are involved because current legislation is ineffective at prevention, or does not give them an alternative, and they are consequently forced to be involved.
Mr Harrison said he felt the new approach to cracking the black economy
would actually help those who are involved in it by providing them with advice on how to 'go straight'.
This black economy
costs the Government pounds 80 billion - almost as much as the Government spends on social security benefits and approximates to ten per cent of the whole of the UK's trading.
The black economy
is thought to make up around 10 per cent of Britain's gross domestic product.
Our compliance units across Britain will be looking at a wide range of people who operate within the black economy
Consumer Minister Melanie Johnson has pledged a "no tolerance" campaign against tricksters who sell counterfeit goods as part of Britain's booming pounds 8billion black economy
But the Government must tackle the massive black economy
where home owners charge small fortunes to tenants who live in appalling conditions but who fear being thrown out onto the street if they complain.
The Black Economy
is usually referred to all those perfectly legitimate activities, resulting in transactions (either in kind or for payment) between individuals, which are then hidden from the authorities, principally the tax authorities.
Ms Currie, who was Food Minister under Margaret Thatcher, wrote on the Spectator website: "Free food subsidises low wages, it helps support the black economy
, it pauperises those it seeks to help.
He said that majority of the decision are being taken to please elite which has frustrated all efforts to raise revenue, broaden tax net, contain increasing black economy
or get economy documented.
As one in ten of us have yet to pay the bills of last Christmas, a couple of black economy
experts are upbeat.
Lobban also said that government online taxation and benefits services could be targeted in future, adding that a black economy
had already developed which saw UK citizens' credit card details offered for sale.