It seems that I am not the only person who believes that HMRC broke the law, when it paid $100K for stolen information about bank accounts in Lichtenstein.
Harry Travers, partner at London law firm BCL Burton Copeland, said:
"HMRC shouldn't be buying stolen information any more than the police should be breaking into people's houses.
In criminal proceedings, it is almost inevitable that evidence obtained through conscious illegality will be excluded pursuant to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act."
Are HMRC now above the law?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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