Will £51m really fix HMRC’s customer service helpline?

Will £51m really fix HMRC’s customer service helpline?

The Treasury has this week announced extra funding of £51m for HMRC customer service, following the recent phone line u-turn debacle and admission by Jim Harra at the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) that HMRC isn’t resourced to provide the standard of service...
How to create a world class tax authority

How to create a world class tax authority

TaxWatch published an article in Taxation magazine last week about the launch of the Funding the Nation report by ARC, the union for senior staff within HMRC. The report identifies changes required to turn HMRC into a world class tax authority after years of...
Is HMRC fighting the right fight on avoidance schemes?

Is HMRC fighting the right fight on avoidance schemes?

HMRC delaying publishing data on use of tax avoidance schemes Increased civil action likely only containing total number of schemes at best Evidence suggests no criminal prosecutions of promoters of tax avoidance in last five years £1m penalty charged on a promoter...
TaxWatch responds to the Spring Budget 2024

TaxWatch responds to the Spring Budget 2024

Responding to today’s Spring Budget 2024, the TaxWatch team focuses its thoughts on a few areas it found particularly interesting, from a tax compliance and administration standpoint. Furnished Holiday Lettings (FHL) As speculated in recent days, the Chancellor...