Qualifications to Interpert Parliaments Intention - follow up

The request was refused by HM Revenue and Customs.

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

In FoI FOI2020/00975, you stated:

"The majority of policy and technical advisors and compliance staff are tax professionals and have recognised HMRC qualifications, external degrees including masters in tax, or profes-sional qualifications in tax such as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Decisions on the law are taken with advice from qualified lawyers in our Solicitors Office."

Are you able to make a similar statement regarding their skills and expertise for interpreting Parliaments intent? Failing that, how about their legal skills and qualifications?

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Bolton

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

Our ref: FOI2020/01207

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Dear Mr Bolton,

Please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team