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Tax Reliefs Not Being Monitored by HMRC

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament was shocked this week to learn HMRC had no systematic method for monitoring tax reliefs. This after the National Audit Office has reported over 1,100 separate reliefs worth £100 billion a year. To be … Continue reading

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HMRC Used Anti-Terror Law to Investigate its Own Whistleblower

The Public Accounts Committee was shocked to find HMRC had used anti-terror laws to investigate a whistleblower from within HMRC. In Parliament this week the Committee questioned HMRC about an ex-HMRC employee who blew the whistle to the Committee itself … Continue reading

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Taxes: Schools, Hospitals and Having to Use A&E

As a tax barrister I often hear a Treasury line that taxes pay for schools and hospitals. But that also means the government has to honour it’s side. So I was intrigued that a report urging NHS England patients not … Continue reading

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HMRC Bias to Smaller Business?

Parliament has criticised HMRC for not being fair in chasing tax. The Public Account Committee chair, Margaret Hodge, was reported as saying “[HMRC] pursues tax owed by the smaller businesses but seems to lose its nerve when it comes to … Continue reading

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