Stagecoach Group: Tax Avoidance:Written question - 105354

Q
(Luton North)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
HM Treasury
Stagecoach Group: Tax Avoidance
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the case of Stagecoach Group PLC and Stagecoach Holdings Limited and the Commissioners for Her Majesty; and how much of that cost has been recovered.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 09 October 2017

A number of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers across various compliance, legal, technical and policy teams can be involved in a case at any given time. HMRC officers may work on multiple cases, involving several different behaviours and risks at any one time. Therefore it is not possible to calculate the entire cost to HMRC of this particular investigation.

As this case was not in the costs regime, HMRC did not apply for its costs.

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