Court rules HMRC has 'no duty of care'. By Dan Martin | AccountingWEB

Court rules HMRC has 'no duty of care'. By Dan Martin

A judge has ruled that a builder who lost £500,000 as a result of HMRC errors and delays cannot sue the government department for damages.

Neil Martin from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria took the Revenue to court claiming that its mismanagement had caused his construction business to collapse.


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listerramjet | | Permalink

another nail in the coffin of the HMRC customer relationship!

Happy day for the taxman

danbywiske | | Permalink

This will just re-inforce the opinion we get from many taxpayers of the Revenue, sorry I mean HMRC (Her Majesty's Rip-off Club), being the modern highwaymen

They bully, they foul-up, we have caught them out lying, their "customer relations" are all but non-existant, and now a Judge has said that they can get away with whatever damage their foul-ups and incompetance causes - a happy day for the taxman, and a sad day for every british taxpayer.

No Surprise

Anonymous | | Permalink

Well - what did we expect? The Treasury was bound to make sure that 'heads, we win, tails you lose'.

It is about time that government and the judiciary began to take on board the human and business cost of the actions of HMRC. 1984 is more than twenty years ago, but it is well and truly here!