Publication of FOI/16/01256

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Dear Scottish Government,

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FOI/16/01256

There is no publicly available record of the above FOI which has caused the veracity of your response to be questioned.

The request was:

Can you supply details of requests from the Scottish Govemment to HMRC for information in respect of Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland where that information has been refused by HMRC?

The response from yourselves was:
"HMRC have not refused requests from the Scottish Government for information relating to Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland. While the Scottish Government makes use of a range of data relating to tax in Scotland produced by HMRC, it should be noted that, under current legislation, HIMRC is unable to share individual level taxpayer information with the Scottish Government due to taxpayer confidentially requirements. As such the Scottish Government has not requested such data for the production of Government Expenditure &
Revenue Scotland."

Can you confirm that this was your response or simply publish your response here or on a public form.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Lovatt

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202300347118

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Dear Neil Lovatt,

 

Thank you for your query regarding FOI/16/01256. You are correct to note
that the response has not been published. In line with the Scottish
Government’s Freedom of Information Publication policy we do not routinely
publish responses when information is not held (Section 17(1) of FOISA). I
have attached a copy of the FOI for reference.

 

I hope this is helpful,

 

Kind regards,

 

Iain Pearce

 

Macroeconomic and Fiscal Analysis
Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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