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"All-too-cosy relationships... at the heart of HMRC."

Business quote of the day.

New Statesman
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It shouldn't be allowed. It is all-too-cosy relationships that is the problem at the heart of HMRC. It would be a strange government that would employ him considering the problems we've had trying to get our tax system in order, especially when he personally negotiated the deal with Vodafone.

Labour MP John Mann, member of the Treasury select committee, gives his view on the appointment of former HMRC boss Dave Hartnett, previously accused of engineering sweetheart deals with multinationals, to an advisory role at Deloitte.