New measures and greater clarity needed to fight tax fraud – News from Parliament – UK Parliament

HM Revenue and Customs seen from Parliament Sq...

HM Revenue and Customs seen from Parliament Square (Whitehall, London, England). Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in June 2005 and placed in the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on how effectively HMRC tackles tax fraud. Perhaps not surprisingly the PAC concludes that HMRC must try harder.

Source: New measures and greater clarity needed to fight tax fraud – News from Parliament – UK Parliament

The PAC found that HMRC has not set out a clear strategy for dealing with tax fraud and concludes it does not know what meeting its target of 1,000 additional prosecutions has achieved.

As a professional who has specialized in delivering strategy, I identify with the PAC findings. An effective strategy is mandatory for a government department to provide cost efficient top quality service. Without an effective strategy professionally delivered there is just enormous waste.

Thoughts?

Cameron and HMRC officials face questions over HSBC: Politics Live blog | Politics | The Guardian

The left-leaning Guardian is keeping alive the sensational HSBC story. This is an important read, which raises serious questions of judgement. Check it out!

via Cameron and HMRC officials face questions over HSBC: Politics Live blog | Politics | The Guardian.

Personally, I think that the media has been light on the UK banks and tax fraud. So, (although I’m not left-leaning) I support the Guardian for digging-in on this story. Surely, ahead of the UK election, it’s the time to ‘come clean’ on ‘the dirt’? – pardon the pun!