CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

TREASURY – ROADCHEF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TRUST (1) [57879] – 10 June 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress his Department has made on resolving the dispute between HMRC and the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust; whether that case can be used as a precedent for other claims; and if he will make it his policy to include a relevant clause in legislative proposals brought forward by his Department to remove the obstacle to payments being made from the Trust to its beneficiaries.  [57879]

[Due for Answer on 15 June.]

ANSWER

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Jesse Norman): The administration of the tax system is a matter for HM Revenue and Customs, who have indicated that they are in dialogue with the taxpayer. It would not be appropriate for Treasury ministers to become involved in the administration of the tax system in specific cases.