Umbrella Companies and HMRC

Trew Ray made this Freedom of Information request to HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Not mentioning specific cases but just numbers associated to each question as known by HMRC to this date.

The following relates to disguised employees / disguised remuneration / tax avoidance sphere.

The following questions cover the period of 2000 to present.

How many Umbrella Companies have been reported to HMRC?

How many investigations have been carried out by HMRC into Umbrella Companies?

Has HMRC any statistics or carried out any reviews into how much tax avoidance "relates to / is contributed by" Umbrella Companies?

Is there a recognised regulatory body that HMRC approves of for use of Umbrella Companies?

Yours faithfully,

Trew Ray

FOI Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2021/00885

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Dear Ray

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 3
February 2021.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team