Reforming HMRC: Making it Fit for the Twenty-First Century - First Stage Report

Prem Sikka, Michele Christensen, John Christensen, Christine Cooper, Tom Hadden, Deborah Hargreaves, Colin Haslam, Paddy Ireland, Glenn Morgan, Martin Parker, Gordon Pearson, Sol Picciotto, Jeroen Veldman, Hugh Willmott

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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) performs a vital task in collecting taxes, enforcing lax laws and delivering services to taxpayers. Against a background of reductions in resources, it has experienced considerable difficulties in meeting the service expectation of taxpayers and challenging organised tax avoidance. This policy paper investigates the difficulties and makes recommendations to strengthen HMRC and its public accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
Commissioning bodyLabour Party
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2016


  • HMRC
  • tax reform
  • public services
  • public accountability
  • tax policy
  • transparency
  • tax avoidance


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