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Revenue and Customs: Visits Abroad

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many overseas visits were made by staff working on tax credits in each of the last five years; which destinations were visited; and at what cost in each year. (183716)

Staff from different parts of HMRC’s business can be involved in tax credits work and an overseas visit will often cover a range of departmental topics. In such circumstances it would not be possible to isolate the information requested so it can be attributed specifically to tax credits.

However HMRC and HMT staff working on tax credits visited Australia and New Zealand early in 2008 to learn from their experiences. Total costs were around £15,000.