Can HMRC do that?

Where prospective lenders suspect mortgage fraud they can contact HMRC for confirmation that income declared on a mortgage application equals income declared to HMRC.

On the face of it a good thing.

But what gives HMRC the right to give this information to third parties?

My enquiry to HMRC reveals their authority is s18(2)(a) Commissioners for Revenue & Customs Act 2005.

I have had a look and to be honest I don't understand it.

Does that indeed give them the authority to disclose information to third parties?

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Wrong authority?

BKD |
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A number of possibilities

davidwinch |
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Disclosure of Information

samuelspaniel |

I disagree

davidwinch |
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Worth pointing out

thisistibi |
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