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Government to set up new prosecuting body

The government is to create a fully independent prosecuting authority following the merger between the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise, the attorney general announced today.

Link: 2,000 more jobs to go at Revenue/Customs

Lord Goldsmith said today the government had decided to create a single prosecuting authority to deal with Revenue and Customs prosecutions work in line with the creation of HM Revenue and Customs.

Goldsmith said: ‘The new prosecuting authority, which will be known as the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) will be an entirely separate prosecuting authority, accountable to me, and responsible for the prosecution of all HM Revenue and Customs cases in England and Wales.’

He said work was underway to establish the new body and that legislation would be brought forward as soon as parliamentary time permits.

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