Revenue and Customs: Trials

Treasury written question – answered on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, What estimate his Department has made of the average cost to businesses of successfully defending a court case brought by HMRC in each of the last five years.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

HMRC does not estimate or collect customer data on the costs incurred by businesses who seek to contest an assessment through the courts.

More detail of the department’s litigation strategy can be found on GOV.UK at

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