Lords hearing to focus on effectiveness of tax fraud crackdown

The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee will be taking evidence from accountancy professional bodies about the effectiveness of proposed measures to tackle tax fraud

The hearing will focuses on whether proposed measures to clamp down on promoters of tax avoidance and increase the maximum prison term for tax fraud will be effective. It will also focus on whether the new rules will deal with the most persistent and determined promoters of tax avoidance and discourage egregious tax practices.

This is part of the committee’s inquiry into measures announced in the draft Finance Bill 2023-24.

 The hearing will be held at 4pm on Monday 23 October and will hear evidence from:

•            Ellen Milner, director of public policy, CIOT

•            Susan Cattell, head of tax technical policy, ICAS

•            Richard Jones, senior technical manager, ICAEW

At 4:45pm the sub-committee will hear evidence from:

•            Dr Emma Rawson, technical officer, ATT

•            Andrew Harding, secretary general CIMA and chief executive, AICPA & CIMA

The meeting will be held in Committee Room 4 of the House of Lords. It will also be streamed live on Parliament TV.

Sara White |Editor, Accountancy Daily

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