Tax authorities are stepping up an assault on evasion that led to a 58 per cent rise in convictions last year. HM Revenue & Customs, which is under pressure from politicians to punish tax cheats harder, issued draft legislation last week for new offences and tougher sanctions. In the push to increase prosecutions for tax-related offences, 1,258 individuals were convicted of evasion or fraud in the year to 2015, up from 795 a year earlier. No mention of Corporations! The last time they went this way it ended up with a purge on PAYE, soft target, easy money.