The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion

As the famous saying goes, there are only 2 things that are certain in life, and one of those is taxes.

Taxman collects £2 billion from tax avoiders, but Google won’t budge

HMRC has collected more than £2 billion from users of tax avoidance schemes since new government rules were introduced in 2014.
Previously, tax avoiders were able to gain a financial advantage because they could hold onto disputed monies while HMRC carried out its investigations. Since 2014, the introduction of Accelerated Payments notices mean that tax avoidance scheme users have to pay the money up-front.