As ‘HMRC Director of General Enforcement and Compliance’, Jennie Granger is ideally placed to give accountants specialising in tax a sneak preview of the revenue’s plans for 2016. Speaking at the PFP annual conference Ms Granger gave the profession some helpful guidance and some interesting news.
A major theme ofher speech will not come as a surprise. Ms Granger made it clear that there will be no let up in the relentless pressure to identify as many suspected tax avoiders and evaders as possible, and revealed that HMRC’s tax investigations efforts have pushed the average additional tax yield per officer to £750,000. Ms Granger says that HMRC aims to increase this already impressive figure still further.