HMRC: Sharing Data Between HMRC, the Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration.

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

a) Please provide a breakdown of the number of individuals (monthly and/or annually) whose data has been shared between HMRC and the Home Office’s Immigration Enforcement and UK Visas and Immigration between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2020 under agreements or policies governing data-sharing between HMRC and the Home Office.

b) If data-sharing agreements or policies between HMRC and the Home Office only entered into force after 1 January 2015, please provide the monthly and/or annual numbers of individuals whose data has been shared between HMRC and the Home Office’s Immigration Enforcement and UK Visas and Immigration from the date that the agreements or policies governing data-sharing between HMRC and the Home Office entered into force.

Yours faithfully,

Grace Shelley

FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2021/06531

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