The primary purpose of the Tax Transparency Sector Board is to drive the Departmental transparency agenda and the release of HMRC information in line with the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005, Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.
Role of the group
The Tax Transparency Sector Board informs and advises HM Revenue and Customs Open Data Strategy, serving as a focal point to direct requests for data and improving the Department’s understanding of the value and use of tax information to the broader benefit of the UK.
The board is chaired by Edward Troup, HMRC Tax Assurance Commissioner and Second Permanent Secretary and Jonathan Athow, Director of Knowledge Analysis and Intelligence, and includes representatives from academia and the public, voluntary and private sector and HMRC and Cabinet Office officials.
A privacy expert has been appointed from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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