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HMRC internal manual

Complaints and Remedy Guidance

Mistakes: Misleading advice: general

In the context of complaints and whether we have made a mistake, the term “misleading advice” covers any situation where we give wrong or misleading advice, across all the taxes and benefits we deal with. However, there are some special rules that apply to certain situations, so you should be aware of the relevant guidance, much of which is referred to in CRG1075. See also CAP1: Clearances and Approvals

The extent to which we might be bound by incorrect or misleading advice is outside the scope of CRG. That question should be decided by reference to ADML (external users can find the guidance at CRG3200 considers whether the misleading advice, actual or alleged, constitutes a mistake for which financial redress may be due under our complaints policy