Replying to a question from Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb, she said this compared with a peak of 300 cases in 2000 among the Inland Revenue’s 70,000 employees.
The number of potential cases at Customs and Excise soared to 101 out of 20,000 staff, but only 4 related to access to data, she said.
Kelly’s comments come after the Inland Revenue admitted earlier this month that members of its staff have been illegally selling confidential details of tax records to external organisations.
HMRC has won its tenth successive case against tax avoidance schemes promoted by NT Advisors. The Court of Appeal has ruled that NT ... read more
HMRC is continuing to ramp up the number of raids on premises it carries out as part of criminal investigations, searching 761 properties in the last year
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Since the release of HMRC’s plans for digital tax reforms, many have agreed with the call for a delay