HMRC has released a new set of figures today, based upon the 2012 Tax Return, that reveal people in London as the most likely to be late in submitting their tax returns.
People who submit their tax return even one day late are automatically charged a £100 penalty - regardless of whether any tax is due.
The figures show one in nine people in the London region missed the self assessment deadline last year. The average outside of London is one in fourteen.
The South West fared better as the best region for punctuality with a late submission rate of one in seventeen.
The full figures are below:
|London||560,000||61,600 (11%)||£6.16 million|
|Outer London||990,000||89,100 (9%)||£8.91 million|
|North West||890,000||71,200 (8%)||£7.12 million|
|East Midlands||640,000||44,800 (7%)||£4.48 million|
|West Midlands||750,000||52,500 (7%)||£5.25 million|
|East of England||1,040,000||72,800 (7%)||£7.28 million|
|South East||1,710,000||119,700 (7%)||£11.97 million|
|South West||1,000,000||60,000 (6%)||£6 million|
|Yorkshire & The Humber||680,000||47,600 (7%)||£4.76 million|
|North East||270,000||18,900 (7%)||£1.89 million|
|Northern Ireland||240,000||16,800 (7%)||£1.68 million|
|Scotland||660,000||46,200 (7%)||£4.62 million|
|Wales||400,000||28,000 (7%)||£2.8 million|
|Total UK||10,230,000||757,200 (7%)||£75.7 million|