HMRC recently celebrated the achievement of its Fraud and Investigation Service (FIS) in recovering £218m in 2020-2021, taking its total haul during its five years of operation to over £1bn. But is this really something to be proud of? ask John Binns and Harry Travers.
Tax wars have broken out again between politicians and professional advisers over the murky legal distinctions between avoidance and evasion. BCL partner, Harry Travers speaks to Jonathan Ames at The Times about the proposals from a paper produced by a cross-party parliamentary group on anti-corruption and responsible tax.
For many people who receive or are served with a Crown Court Restraint Order, this will be the first time they have had anything to do with the criminal justice system. In some circumstances it will follow swiftly on from an arrest and/or the execution of a search warrant of their home or business premises, and may have been accompanied by the seizure of cash or property. In others it will simply come alone and without warning, complete with a penal notice to warn the recipient of dire consequences of any failure to comply.