Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC: House of Lords report

Pedro Gonçalves
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Greater powers given to HMRC to crack down on tax avoidance and evasion risk undermining the rule of law and justice, a House of Lords warns in a report. The upper house's economic affairs committee — which includes two former chancellors, Alistair Darling and Norman Lamont — said HMRC was "not sufficiently accountable" for its treatment of taxpayers and recommended the government undertake a full review of the tax authority's powers. Lord Forsyth, the committee's chair, said the govern...

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