HMRC inspectors sent back to school

THE TAXMAN is sending hundreds of its inspectors back to college to brush up on their tax skills.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has linked up with Manchester Metropolitan University to create a tax degree that will better prepare its staff for dealing with complex tax investigations.

The move comes after HMRC had faced criticism for engaging in so-called ‘sweetheart’ corporate tax deals with the likes of Goldman Sachs and Vodafone.

The number of HMRC employees studying at the part time ‘tax academy’ which offers a foundation or an honours degree in Professional Studies in Taxation.

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