An act giving the whole of HMRC major bugging powers is now in force.
Before HMRC was established, only Customs & Excise were authorised to
intercept phone calls, emails and letters and also bug homes and suspects’
vehicles, but these powers have now been extended across the whole organisation
after the Serious Crime Act became active today.
These powers would only be used to investigate serious criminal activities
and not for routine matters, HMRC told the
As a key safeguard, approval must be given by the home secretary before HMRC
can press on with such operations
Report argues that the government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
Drastically fewer offices for HMRC in the hope to reduce their running costs
Laurence Field, the head of tax at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill outlines the 6 'unexpected items' regarding HMRC's Making Tax Digital plans