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The Government has released its responses to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) enquiry entitled ‘HMRC’s Management of Tax Debt’. The PAC recommendations have been accepted and HMRC aims to better handle the number of customers with tax debt.

The PAC enquiry highlighted the view that HMRC had insufficient plans in place to deal with the 6.2 million tax customers who had a tax debt.

The Government's responses to the PAC recommendations are summarised below:

Useful guides on this topic

Time to Pay agreement
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External links

Treasury Minutes: Government Response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Forty-Third to the Forty-Eighth report from Session 2021-22


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