DR Policy and 2019 Loan Charge - settlement statistics

The request was refused by HM Revenue and Customs.

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

“Now that the HMRC imposed deadline of 31 August 2019 has passed. Can HMRC now tell me, in regard to Disguised Remuneration loan schemes:

1. how many individuals (not corporates) registered for settlement;

2. how many calculations have been issued by HMRC to individuals (not corporates);

3. what is the average value in GBP of those calculations issued to individuals (not corporates);

4. Of those issued to individuals (not corporates), how many signed settlement offers have
actually been returned to HMRC:

5. What is the average value in GBP of signed letters of offer at question 4 above?

Yours faithfully,

Gordon Berry

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2019/01956

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Dear Mr Berry

I am writing in response to your request for information, received on 2
September 2019.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Revenue and Customs's handling of my FOI request 'DR Policy and 2019 Loan Charge - settlement statistics'.

This was the second time I have asked these same five questions. Previously HMRC said that they planned to publish the same information within their annual report, however they did not publish the information to answer all five questions listed. Specifically they did not provide answers to questions three and five, therefore they misled me in their response when they said they would publish this information.

I then repeated the request and now HMRC have again refused the request on the basis that they plan to publish the figures after the review. How can that be in the best interests of the public? Surely that information would be more useful if it could be published now?

Specifically I would like HMRC to provide the answers immediately to questions three and five below given that they misled me in their previous response about their plans to publish.

Once again the questions were:

Can HMRC now tell me, in regard to Disguised Remuneration loan schemes:

1. how many individuals (not corporates) registered for settlement;
2. how many calculations have been issued by HMRC to individuals (not corporates);
3. what is the average value in GBP of those calculations issued to individuals (not corporates);
4. Of those issued to individuals (not corporates), how many signed settlement offers have
actually been returned to HMRC:
5. What is the average value in GBP of signed letters of offer at question 4 above?

Thanking you in anticipation.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Gordon Berry

foi.team@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: IR2019/02192

Dear Mr Berry,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Acknowledgement

Thank you for your communication of 5th October which has been passed to
HMRC's Freedom of Information Team.

We have allocated the above reference which you should quote if you need
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comply with HMRC's obligations under Freedom of Information Act or, if we
think it's an enquiry that we don't need to address under the terms of the
Act, let you know why. If it is the latter we will, if possible, pass it
on to a more appropriate part of the Department for answer.

Yours sincerely

HMRC Freedom of Information Act Team

Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Central Team,

I had anticipated that you would have responded by now as I understood is required by law.

Can you please now provide a full response and an explanation for any delay.

Yours sincerely,

Gordon Berry

HM Revenue and Customs

 

Dear Mr Berry

I am writing to update you on the status of your Internal Review request.
HMRC are still working on your response.

Whilst there is no statutory deadline, HMRC will always aim to respond to
requests as soon as possible and within the ICO code of practice
guidelines.  

Your email was dated 05 Oct 2019, which means the date of receipt recorded
is 07 October 2019, the next working day.  The 20 working days target is
01 November 2019.

Yours sincerely

HMRC Freedom of Information Team

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Berry,

I am writing in response to your internal review request, received 5
October 2019.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team