Stephen Doughty – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the HM Treasury

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Doughty on 2016-02-01.

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) Clearsprings (Management) Ltd and (b) Clearsprings (Ready Homes) Ltd are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Mr David Gauke

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is legally prohibited from discussing the tax affairs of identifiable businesses.

Section 18 of the Commissioners for Revenue & Customs Act 2005 imposes a duty of confidentiality upon officers of HMRC which means they are unable to disclose information which relates to functions of HMRC. This includes any specific action taken in response to information provided.