HMRC wants your input on data sharing and publication
Article dated: 30 July 2013
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seeks your views on proposals to allow the department to share non-identifying information, along with proposed safeguards. Options cover general and aggregate data as well as anonymised datasets.
The consultation also covers the potential benefits, costs, risks and necessary safeguards for proposals to share VAT registration data, either publicly or under controlled conditions for specified purposes (for example, credit rating). Views are welcome on the principles underlying these proposals and on the suggested approaches to implementation.
Full details on the proposals are at the link below. The consultation closes 24 September 2013.
The Government will publish a response at Autumn Statement, to include a summary of responses to this consultation. Should the Government decide to take forward proposals in this area, legislation will be required.