TaxAdministrationFormer Revenue director slams Montagu

Former Revenue director slams Montagu

A former director of the Inland Revenue has slammed the establishment for being an 'abject failure' at cracking down on tax-dodging companies.

Link: Revenue faces £50m bill after losing tax case

Peter Back, who left the Revenue in 1995, described Sir Nicholas Montagu’s ‘customer-friendly’ approach as a ‘national scandal’.

‘The Revenue’s compliance programmes and investigations are not just open to investigations are not just open to question – they are in disarray,’ he told the Observer on Sunday.

‘I would very seriously call into question the competence of Montagu and the board of the Inland Revenue.’

The comments come at an extremely embarrassing time for the Revenue, as the self-assessment deadline has just passed.

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