£1.17bn - amount new government advisor "Sir" Philip Green paid his wife in 2005, of which the exchequer received not a single penny thanks to her residence in Monaco. Green is to carry out an external review of government spending.
£15bn - amount estimated to be lost to the exchequer each year through tax evasion.
0p - amount Newscorp Investments, the main British holding company of News Corporation, owner of The Sun, paid in corporation tax in the UK in the 11 years prior to 1999, despite making a £1.4bn pre-tax profit over those years.
(Before anyone starts yelling at me that fraud is illegal and evasion (Update: evasion is illegal, and avoidance is not, see comments) is not, I realise that. It does however say something about this government that it chooses today to announce "Sir" Philip Green's reviewing of the books at the exact same time that the Sun with Cameron's support launches its "war", which fails almost completely to separate those who are claiming what they are entitled to from those that are doing so fraudulently. Still, as Graham Dudman, the paper's managing editor just said on Newsnight, the Sun is doing so because it's a great story, that it wants to "shock and amaze on every page", and that only then might it actually pass on any details they're given to the actual authorities. Oh, and it's the silly season and they need to fill up the paper.)