TaxCorporate TaxHMRC whistleblower faces investigation

HMRC whistleblower faces investigation

Taxman begins disciplinary process solicitor who spoke out against its deal with Goldman Sachs

AN HMRC LAWYER is facing disciplinary procedures after it was revealed that he had spoken out against the taxman’s deal with Goldman Sachs.

HMRC solicitor Osita Mba is revealed in Public Accounts Committee evidence as questioning why the taxman failed to collect interest from Goldman Sachs during their dispute over a tax bill.

His presentation of concerns to the committee has seen Mba investigated by HMRC.

He cannot enter HMRC offices without an escort from his line manager, and is due to meet officials.

Committee chair Margaret Hodge said that HMRC behaviour towards Mba was “harassment and completely unacceptable”, reported The Guardian.

An HMRC spokesman said that the department was looking to establish the full facts before deciding on its next course of action.

Escorting staff undergoing an investigation was “standard procedure”, and was also intended to protect them during the process.

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