In their quest to collect more tax, HMRC are to use “Web bots”.

“Web-bots” refer to a script or software programme that is set up to trace words in internet pages or chatter.

HMRC believe that if they collate data on certain companies within specific trading areas they will be able to extrapolate turnover and/or expected profitability.

A general search on the internet for each client might be useful as a general check regarding profits declared.