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Breach of Taxpayer Confidentiality by HMRC

The Supreme Court in London held this week that HMRC broke their statutory and common law duty of confidentiality when spinning a tax story to the press. They had a duty under the Commissioners for Revenue & Customs Act 2005 … 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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HMRC to Supervise Estate Agents for Money Laundering from April

From April the supervision of estate agents for the 2007 Money Laundering regulations moves from the Office of Fair Trading to HMRC. Estate agency is defined by reference to s.1 of the Estate Agents Act 1979. Estate agents already registered … Continue reading

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