9am Lowdown: HMRC, Brexit and Irish international tax

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Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the lowdown.

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The Irish government is seeking feedback from businesses and practitioners on plans to update its international tax strategy. (Bloomberg BNA)

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The UK tax collector has paid out nearly £2m for information about tax evasion since 2013. In 2006/17, HMRC has paid £421,460 to informants. (Business Insider)

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EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned of a “disturbing deadlock” over the UK’s Brexit bill. (The Guardian)

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HMRC has taken over 75 scam websites since January this year, preventing more than one million visits to these sites. (Public Technology)

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Conservative minister accused of reviving the possibility of 'dementia tax' reforms by saying taxpayer should not ‘prop up’ people with care needs. (Independent)

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