Shop Your Mates, Urges BBC
HMRC obviously has some end-of-financial-year budget remaining (unlike most Primary Care Trusts). The BBC is duly helping them out in their campaign.
Why is the BBC acting as an arm of the Civil Service? If it were a proper news organisation it might question the wisdom of encouraging members of the public to report people whom they SUSPECT might be avoiding paying tax; and if the authorities merely SUSPECT you of avoiding tax, you're toast - unless you have deep pockets and an appetite for lengthy court cases. The HMRC possesses some pretty stringent powers, after all, and in their eyes you are guilty until proven innocent.
Is it unreasonable to expect the BBC - which is funded mostly from TAXED income, after all - to ask some questions, such as whether this scheme will be a charter for mischief-makers?
But never mind.