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HMRC internal manual

Information Disclosure Guide

Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Department for Transport: contents

Why share information with the Department for Transport (DfT)

The former Customs side of HMRC obtains information about marine transport which can assist the DfT in carrying out its functions.

Information from the Freight Targeting System (FTS) will also assist DfT to carry out its functions to ensure the continuing flow of essential goods to the UK in the event of a major civil emergency.

Ensuring information is shared lawfully

All disclosures of HMRC information must be lawful. See IDG40300 for more information on lawful disclosure as provided by the CRCA.

The appropriate legal gateway to use is listed at IDG51110 and IDG51120.

You must also ensure when passing information to DfT that you follow the agreed procedure for disclosures: