“All the way to the bank” by Jacqui Fleming, Partner, InTAX ltd

When is it reasonable for HMRC to freeze a bank account, asks Jacqui Fleming.

One of the major headlines over the past few months was ‘HMRC hits the pause button’, with the suggestion of all compliance activities being suspended due to Covid-19. It seems that was not entirely true, with the Fraud Investigation Service continuing its work (albeit more slowly) and the Proceeds of Crime Unit making use of HMRC’s relatively new powers.

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