Details of FOI requests referred to Jim Harry during 2020
Dear HM Revenue and Customs,
In your response (ref FOI2021/01085) you stated that during 2020, 21 FOI requests were referred to Jim Harra.
Can you please disclose the following:
1. What was the subject of those 21 requests? (If this can’t be disclosed, please confirm how many of them were related or connected to “loan charge”, or “disguised remuneration” or similar issues.)
2. Who is responsible for referring FOI requests to Jim Harra? I.e. who makes the decision to refer a particular request to him?
3. What are the rules that determine which FOI requests are escalated to Jim Harra? I would like to see a copy of these rules if documented. If not, can you disclose the criteria used to evaluate the requests and determine which ones must be referred to mr Harra.
4. If several people are involved in the decision, please name all of them (except junior officers) together with their job titles and rank; please also indicate if any of these officers has the ‘last word’ on whether a request must be referred to mr Harra.
Our ref: FOI2021/04907
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