HMRC compliance factsheets updated

26 January 2018

Compliance factsheets CC/FS1a and CC/FS1b have been updated to include the information that HMRC may observe, monitor, record and retain internet data which is available to anyone. This is known as ‘open source’ material and includes news reports, internet sites, Companies House and Land registry records, blogs and social networking sites where no privacy settings have been applied.

The updated factsheets can be viewed through the links below:

  • CC/FS1a contains general information about compliance checks

  • CC/FS1b contains general information about checks by Campaigns and Projects


HMRC’s personal information charter sets out the standards you can expect from them when they request or hold information about you.