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NAO Queries HMRC Estate Plan

  The National Audit Office (NAO) in a report has queried HMRC’s handling of it changing its estate from 170 local offices to just 13 regional centres (plus four specialist sites and a London HQ). Particular problems identified were HMRC’s … Continue reading

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HMRC and New Years Honours

A number of HMRC’s top civil servants gained in the New Years honours list. The same as senior government staff from most departments. But Tim Farron, leader of the Lib Dem party has criticised the gongs for HMRC as a … Continue reading

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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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List of Approved Professional Bodies or Associations for Tax Deduction

HMRC have published a list of professional bodies, associations and learned societies which it has approved for tax-deductible fees. But the list, as of June 2015, is only a starting point for showing group(s) a taxpayer might claim tax deduction … Continue reading

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The 40% Stealth Income Tax

Amongst all the pre-Budget speculation I was interested as a tax barrister in the 40% income tax band as yet another stealth tax. Back in the Nigel Lawson days the 40% income tax band covered just 1 in 20 people. … Continue reading

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NHS Selling Confidential Medical Records

What do we actually get for our tax in the UK? Just days ago the controversial NHS project to sell GP medical records on patients was put on-hold, well so they said. Now there is a report on how the … Continue reading

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