Research about the evolving role of tax advisers and agents in the avoidance marketplace

25 January 2017

HMRC is seeking to better understand the issues and pressures faced by agents in advising clients on a range of tax administration approaches.

As such, HMRC has commissioned Kantar Public to carry out specific research into the tax avoidance marketplace. As the marketplace evolves HMRC is seeking to learn how to best focus its interaction with it, in order to provide an informed, proportionate and measured approach to regulation.

Kantar Public are looking to speak to people who, through their professional capacity, have an awareness of the existence of marketed tax avoidance schemes within their industry. This awareness need not be based on – and will not be considered an indication of - engagement with or facilitation of such schemes. HMRC are simply interested in hearing from those who may have some knowledge of the marketplace in such schemes, in order to understand perceptions of how this marketplace may have changed over the last 2-3 years.

As with all research carried out by Kantar Public, participation will be anonymous and strictly confidential, with no identifying information passed to HMRC or any other organisation at any time.

If you think you are eligible for this research and would like to take part, please contact Paul Vousden at Kantar Public by email paul.vousden@kantarpublic.com or call 0207 656 5035.

If you would like to contact someone from HMRC to confirm the validity of the study or for more information, please contact Dina Dimou by email Konstantina.dimou@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.