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Minister announces extra scrutiny of HMRC powers

29 July 2019
Issue: 4706 / Categories: News

A series of measures designed to strengthen public trust in HMRC’s exercise of its statutory powers were announced by the financial secretary to the Treasury in the House of Commons on 22 July.

These include:
  • a new professional standards committee supported by independent experts to advise HMRC on its use of statutory powers;
  • an implementation evaluation of the HMRC powers and safeguards introduced since 2012;
  • a comprehensive review of the findings identified in the 2019 adjudicator’s report;
  • HMRC to publish more data and information about the exercise of its powers including debt management registrations and repayment services;
  • HMRC to report on the effectiveness of the work of its extra support service; and
  • HMRC to review taxpayers’ experiences during compliance enquiries.

Jesse Norman was responding to the House of Lords economic affairs committee report The powers of HMRC: Treating taxpayers fairly published last December.

Welcoming the plans CIOT president Glyn Fullelove said...

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