In a review of a Freedom of Information Act request put by Accountancy Age,
the Treasury revealed a paper trail as large as the estimated costs of the
actions. ‘In total over 17,000 documents were identified that potentially fell
within the scope of your request,’ the reply says.
The eight month review concluded that the Treasury was right not to answer
the question on cost grounds, adding that its additional consideration of
general exemptions on the information, ‘represented the Treasury’s wish to be
Experts suggest the cost of the six major court actions brought by up to
1,000 multinationals could blow a hole in the government’s Budget figures,
costing up to £20bn.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
The Apple Tax situation; Accountants replaced by robots; and The Accountancy Age Top 50+50; all discussed by head of editorial Kevin Reed