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Stopping the Carousel

Jason Collins and Phil Gore McGrigors LLP summarise the key findings of the report of the House of Lords European Union Committee: 'Stopping the Carousel: Missing Trader Fraud in the EU'
The House of Lords European Union Committee was tasked with reviewing the actions taken to date by HMRC in order to curtail the £3-billion-a-year 'industry' of missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud and to look at other possibilities for action. A number of witnesses were interviewed by the Committee during the early part of this year concluding with the interview of two senior officers of HMRC on 17 April: Mike Eland and Tony Walker. These two officers must have felt like they had only just come off the ropes following their interview by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee meeting on...

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