HMRC backs down on unannounced home visits

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The taxman has backed down on plans to make unannounced visits to private

In updating its powers HM Revenue & Customs had suggested it wanted to be
able to make visits to private homes without a search warrant.

But in its latest set of consultation papers it stated that visists to
private residences should only be by agreement or with a warrant.

Grant Thornton national tax office head Francseca Lagerberg welcomed the
statement, saying that its earlier plans had caused a ‘furore’.

Further reading:

the consultation documents here

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