HMRC’s Deceit Regarding Loan Scheme Convictions

HMRC’s Chief Executive Jim Harra has been accused of deliberately deceiving the Treasury Select Committee at an oral evidence session last month.   In response to questioning about whether HMRC has pursued promoters of loan schemes, Harra said the following: “I believe that in recent years we have successfully prosecuted or convicted about 20 promoters of […]

HMRC To Reduce Phone Call Volume By 30%

HMRC’s chief executive, Jim Harra has told MPs he aims to cut the volume of phone calls to HMRC by nearly a third by the end of 2024.  During a session with the Treasury Select Committee, Harriet Baldwin MP pointed out that there is a 5% reduction in customer service staff in HMRC’s annual report. […]