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Tax poacher Hartnett most wined and dined mandarin

HMRC permanent secretary has been entertained 107 times in three years by accountancy firms and business giants, but taxman stresses the outings have given a significant boost to tax yields

Dave Hartnett has been revealed as the most entertained government mandarin.

HM Revenue & Customs’ permanent secretary attended 107 meetings over the
course of three years at the invitation of accountancy firms and business giants
in his tax-raising efforts,
the
Guardian reported
.

The information was uncovered by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a
not-for-profit body based at City University London.

The body collated more than 3,000 instances of hospitality given to top civil
servants in the past three years.

HMRC told the Guardian Hartnett engages with “people from all sectors of the
economy in meetings which take place inside and outside office hours.

“The relationships that Dave has forged have enabled HMRC to transform its
relationships with business and other taxpayers. This has made a significant
contribution to the increased tax yield HMRC has achieved in the period.”

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