Emails on the Draft Loan Charge review report from/to named officials

Matt Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

From previous FOI requests (see for example ref: FOI2021/02804) we know that 3 HMRC officials - Nick Jones, James Armitage, Jonathan Holden - had early sight of the final version of the Loan Charge Review ("the draft") prior to its publication.

They were able to read the report during a meeting on the 9th of December 2019, during which they were only supposed to suggest corrections to factual errors.

I would like you to disclose all emails to/from those three officials which reference the Draft, during the two weeks before the meeting, and the two weeks after. (so, from the 25 November 2019 to the 23 December 2019).

The limited period of time should result in few emails. However should this exceed the FOI limit, please reduce the number of officials to 2 (or 1, if that is still above the limit) - in that case please keep the most senior official in.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Smith

FOI Team, Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

Our ref: FOI2021/08068

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