In David Andreae v HMRC [2022] TC08473, the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) allowed appeals against Follower Notice penalties. It was reasonable given the circumstances that the taxpayer did not take corrective action within the time limits. They had actively sought and relied on advice from the promoter and sought a second opinion once confidence in the promoter had been lost.

The FTT allowed the appeal finding that:

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David Andreae v HMRC [2022] TC08473

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