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HMRC hosts first annual conference for stakeholders

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HMRC hosted stakeholders at an event in London on 18 July 2013 as part of the department's commitment to greater transparency and accountability.

HMRC leaders at the first annual conference for key HMRC stakeholders (© Crown copyright)
HMRC leaders at the first annual conference for key HMRC stakeholders (© Crown copyright)

The conference provided the opportunity for HMRC leaders to share and discuss performance against key objectives over the last year and how HMRC plans to continue to improve our performance in the future.

You can find out more about HMRC’s activities this year in the latest business plan update. The update also sets out some of our longer term ambitions ahead of a more comprehensive Business Plan to be published in 2014.

During the conference Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke announced that the total amount of tax protected by tackling corporate tax avoidance schemes has passed £1 billion so far in 2013.

Speeches from David Gauke and HMRC leaders are available to read in full:

As part of HMRC’s commitment to transparency, the conference was tweeted live from @HMRCconferences and on the hashtag #HMRCconf. During a question and answer session at the event, HMRC leaders answered questions from attendees, and questions received via Twitter.

Conference attendees were shown the video below explaining how HMRC operates.

How HMRC operates

Organisations that attended the conference included:

  • ARC Trade Union
  • Ashurst
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of Independent Financial Advisors
  • Baker Tilly
  • BDO LLP
  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • British International Freight Association
  • British Retail Consortium
  • Building Societies Association
  • Business Application Software Developers Assocation
  • Charity Tax Group
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Christian Aid
  • Confederation British Industry
  • Crowe Clark Whitehall
  • Daily Mail
  • De LA Rue
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exeter University
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Financial Times
  • Forum of Private Business
  • Freshfields
  • Gingerbread
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Herbert Smith
  • HM Treasury
  • Charter Advisory Committee
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Financial Accountants
  • ITN
  • KPMG
  • Law Society
  • Linklaters
  • Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
  • National Audit Office
  • National Crime Agency
  • Norton Rose
  • Office of Tax Simplification
  • One Hundred Group & International Fiscal Association
  • One Hundred Group - Astra Zeneca
  • One Hundred Group - Aviva
  • One Hundred Group - Marks & Spencer
  • One Hundred Group - GSK
  • One Hundred Group - National Grid
  • Oxford Law
  • Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
  • PCS Trade Union
  • Prince’s Trust
  • RSM Tenon
  • Said Business School
  • Save the Children
  • Sky News
  • Slaughter & May
  • Social Security Advisory Committee
  • Tax Journal
  • TaxAid
  • The Adjudicator’s Office
  • The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
  • Thomson Reuters
  • VAT in Industry Group
  • War on Want
Published 18 July 2013