The way HM Revenue & Customs transfers confidential data and communicates
these procedures to staff will be the main focus of Kieran Poynter’s review into
data management at the taxman.
The Treasury announced the terms of reference of the Poynter review today.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers head will report back to the Treasury on 14 December.
He will also make recommendations on how to improve HMRC’s processes.
Poynter will also be tasked with establishing what led to the loss of 25
million people’s bank and national insurance numbers when disks containing the
information went missing in transit between HMRC and the National Audit Office.
"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
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