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
Legislation on the NICs changes to be brought forward in the autumn following publication of 'the full effects of the changes to Class 2 and Class 4' in the summer
The SME community voices concern about the chancellor's measures in the Spring Budget
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One of the bigger announcements of the final Spring Budget is the raising of Class 4 NICs for the self-employed