TaxAdministrationHMRC office hit by student protests

HMRC office hit by student protests

Taxman’s Somerset House HQ daubed with graffiti and windows were smashed as students demonstrate against proposed rises in tuition fees

HMRC‘s Somerset House head office was attacked by students protesting over plans to raise tuition fees last night (9 December).

Protesters tried to gain entry to the building, windows were smashed and graffiti was daubed on its walls as students demonstrated against proposals to raise the maximum tuition fee level to £9,000.

The attacks coincided with the Huse of Commons’ vote on the plans, which gained a narrow victory despite 21 Liberal Democrats voting against it and a further five abstaining.

A spokeswoman for HMRC said that the presence of a significant amount of riot police prevented anything more than superficial damage to the building.

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