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VAT: Overpayments

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases remain to be dealt with following the Michael Fleming/TA Bodycraft case; how many full-time equivalent caseworkers have been allocated to deal with these matters; and when such cases are likely to be concluded. (140880)

As at 31 May 2007, 740 claims were being processed by HMRC following the Michael Fleming/TA Bodycraft case. A central team of four manages the handling of the claims but they are supported by many staff in other parts of the department who deal with the tax affairs of the relevant businesses. For this reason it is not possible to quantify the total resource allocated to this work.