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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

ICAEW Calls For Independent Oversight of HMRC’s Charter


The ICAEW has responded to the consultation on draft revisions to HMRC’s Charter, calling for 

- more detail behind the aspirations, 

- specific performance measurement criteria and

- independent oversight by a body such as the National Audit Office.

HMRC’s Charter sets out the standard of behaviour and values that HMRC aspires to when interacting with customers (taxpayers).

The consultation addresses the proposed changes to the HMRC Charter, including whether the draft wording sets the right standards for HMRC customer service and whether it covers the areas that are most important to taxpayers. It also addresses how HMRC should monitor its performance against the Charter.

The ICAEW’s view is that the accessible format of the draft should be retained, but should be backed up with more detail on how the aspirations translate into actions with specific measurement criteria against each action. 

 The ICAEW also calls for HMRC to be held more accountable for its performance against the Charter, perhaps through independent review by a body such as the National Audit Office.

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  1. Another joke, HMRC disregard their current charter so revising it won't make a jot of difference.

  2. HMRC have a charter? Written on loo roll and flushed down the pan.