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’.
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The firm says that the U-turn 'does not alter the need for a fundamental review of the way we tax work' and that the current tax system is in need of reform
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