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Revenue and Customs: Contracts

Question for Treasury

UIN 187286, tabled on 26 April 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with HMRC on its reported (a) engagement with and (b) use of contractors using disguised remuneration schemes.

Answered on

29 April 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) do not engage in, or enter into, disguised remuneration (DR) schemes. It is possible for a contractor providing services to HMRC to use a DR scheme without the department’s knowledge or participation. Where HMRC become aware of a contractor who is using a DR scheme, they take robust compliance action, including immediate action to terminate the engagement. These individuals are subject to the same tax compliance action in respect of their DR scheme use as any other scheme user.

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