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Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise abolished!

It is true they are no more!
The shame is they have been replaced with the shiny new HM Revenue & Customs, and of course the powers that the Exciseman alone used to have are now available to the Taxman.

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They have merged to save costs. The IR will continue to do IR things, C&E will continue to do C&E things. The IR and C&E will collaborate but then they already did. It's a cost cutting exercise, there's no hidden agenda.

Does anyone have evidence that IR have ever initiated a snap audit on individual/s that has got under UK government establishment's skin? For example, would continued anti-government blogging trigger an investigation of said disgruntled citizen's IR account? Or is this simply paranoia?

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