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Interesting case re legal aid for tax penalties

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See para 36:

Not that it helped this particular bloke much (who unusually wanted to be criminally prosecuted to dodge a £12m VAT penalty).

Interesting also as confirming that pretty much no civil tax penalty cases will be subject to criminal standard of proof. 

[Edit] Although note para 33 here that where fraud is alleged cogent evidence is usually needed nonetheless:

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David Winch
By David Winch
07th Jul 2020 20:16

Thanks for that!

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