Archive for the 'HM Revenue & Customs' Category

HMRC not doing enough to stop illegal unpaid internships, says pay watchdog – The Guardian

“The Low Pay Commission has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for lax enforcement of minimum wage laws and the payment of interns.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Valentines Homes & Construction Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Regina (Valentines Homes & Construction Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2010] EWCA Civ 345; [2010] WLR (D) 92

“There was a public interest in issues such as the status, relevance and application of policy documents of general application emerging from the Revenue and Customs Commissioners, or any government department, being resolved in the Administrative Court, since it was the court with expertise in that area.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Taxman misled court into granting search warrants – The Times

“Search warrants executed by Revenue & Customs at the offices of a tax consultancy were held to be unlawful by the High Court today.”

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The Times, 13th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Revenue & Customs bankrupts man over 88p debt – The Guardian

“A man who owed 88p in taxes was made bankrupt after a blunder by HM Revenue & Customs, it was claimed today.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Revenue squeezes banks for offshore accounts – The Times

“HM Revenue & Customs has stepped up its campaign to force banks to release the names of thousands of customers with offshore accounts as part of its fight against tax evasion, despite fears that it may be overstepping its legal powers.”

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The Times, 25th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

HMRC loses data on 6,000 pension holders – The Guardian

“HM Revenue and Customs became embroiled in another data scandal today after it emerged that it lost personal details of 6,000 private pension holders.”

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The Guardian, 18th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Seven security breaches at Tax Office since 2005, says chief – The Times

“HM Revenue & Customs has suffered seven ‘significant’ breaches of security involving the loss of personal data in the past 2½ years, the organisation’s new acting chairman disclosed yesterday.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Privacy chief given another chance to seek new powers – OUT-LAW.com

“The Information Commissioner will have the chance to lobby MPs for greater powers in the wake of the HM Revenue & Customs data loss scare when he is grilled by the House of Commons Justice Committee today.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th December 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Information Commissioner will investigate latest gaffe by taxman – The Times

“The Information Commissioner is to investigate a fresh security lapse by the taxman as the confidential details of millions of parents were included in apology letters sent to their last known address.”

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The Times, 29th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The Inquiry: Senior officials are blamed for loss of discs – The Independent

“The head of the National Audit Office, Sir John Bourn, locked horns with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Chancellor last night when he said the decision to post two computer discs containing the bank details of 7 million families was taken by senior HMRC officials and not, as Alistair Darling claimed, by a junior employee.”

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The Independent, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court says taxpayers can sue Revenue for errors – The Times

“Businesses or individuals who have lost out because of serious errors at Revenue and Customs will be able to sue for damages following a landmark legal victory yesterday.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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