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    Quote Originally Posted by webberg View Post
    HMRC is trying to hit everybody who might be connected with the mess they have been instrumental in creating because sooner or later some media wannabe on PAC is going to twig that he/she might get a few more votes if they show that HMRC are inefficient/incompetent/not fit for purpose. When that accusation comes they want to show that they have covered all bases.
    I.e. HMRC again acting like little children trying to cover up some mischief they did - except they have real and loaded weapons at their disposal to wipe out any and all inconvenient witnesses. No toy guns here.
    It really blows the mind that this charade is allowed to go on and on and on like it does. Run for cover, and run as far as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DotasScandal View Post
    I.e. HMRC again acting like little children trying to cover up some mischief they did - except they have real and loaded weapons at their disposal to wipe out any and all inconvenient witnesses. No toy guns here.
    It really blows the mind that this charade is allowed to go on and on and on like it does. Run for cover, and run as far as you can.
    I'm sure you've all seen this posted on another thread: https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...egislation.pdf and this little nugget (emphasis is mine):
    For commercial reasons, or in some cases to avoid having to apply this legislation, it is possible the agency or third party contracting with the PSC could be resident outside the UK. The government thinks that in this scenario the liability should fall on the last party in the chain which is resident in the UK.
    Based on that, I can't see HMRC getting away with hitting the end-client or every agency in a chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webberg View Post
    Do you think that the arrests were in respect of a contractor scheme?
    I think that the COP9's include a reference to an entity with "Employment Services" in its name but I don't know whether contractors participated in this. HMRC's press release just mentions "a complex scheme involving offshore trusts used by professional financial advisers to facilitate UK individuals to avoid around £132m in income tax"

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