HMRC is planning to privatise its postal handling arrangements, something it says will improve both the speed of which letters are answered and its phone service. 14
Parliamentary hearings on the 2014 Finance Bill saw early skirmishes on the big fight looming next year, when HMRC could get powers to dip directly into taxpayers’ bank accounts. 2
The Treasury has confirmed the government’s intention to press ahead with plans to make anonymised tax data available to researchers and commercial organisations. 6
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