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MP hands HMRC dossier to Tax Bosses

SOUTH NORFOLK MP Richard Bacon has provided HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) with a dossier compiled from his constituents’ experiences of dealing with the United Kingdom’s tax authority and called on HMRC to act on his findings.

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Ken Clarke must sort out Courts Service - MP
Tax rules must apply to everyone, says MP
Ken Clarke must sort out Courts Service - MP
MoD has nothing to show for £1bn spend, says MP
'Meek' HMRC must get tougherwith global firms, says MP
Weak penalties a ‘business expense’ for rogue traders
£2.7bn wasted on electronic patient records
MoD’s Cold War supply chain needs overhaul, says MP
‘More to do’ to improve 16-18 schooling, says MP
PFI Report is ‘required reading’, says MP
Unwanted control scheme forced on local fire brigades
Time to scrap failed NHS computer project, says MP
Army unlikely to get the tanks it needs for years, says MP
MP says tougher contingency plans are needed
MP calls for an end to Whitehall ‘blame laundering’
NHS computer contracts: Bacon calls on PM to intervene
Government ‘must be vigilant’ as Games get closer
DWP doesn't understand benefit error causes - MP
Typhoon saga shows MoD ‘ineptness’, says Bacon
Bacon poses further questions to head of NHS IT scheme
Hospitals must buy smarter to save, says Bacon
Taxman failing taxpayers, says MP
Ofcom budgeting ‘back to front’, says MP
Public bodies were chained to PFI - MP
More scientists need to become teachers, says MP
Whitehall is 'hooked' on using consultants - MP
MoD needs to get its house in order, Bacon warns
Government 'over-optimistic' on NHS IT contract - MP
Bacon responds to review of UK's Reserve Forces
Treasury must be vigilant over PFI financing, says MP
'Toxic' errors caused student loan fiasco, says MP
Gaps in cancer data must be plugged, urges MP
‘Ham-fisted’ attempts to balance defence budget cost billions
Richard raises dangers of Chinese lanterns with PM
Thorough review of rail network is needed, says Richard Bacon
RAF transport planes ‘too costly’ for Afghanistan - MP
Fire equipment body must improve rapidly, says MP
Health Department failing to close life expectancy gap
Ministry of Defence is ‘financially incontinent’ – MP
Running cost of Courts and Prisons ‘unclear’ says MP
Richard discusses £12.5bn NHS computer scheme on 'Today'
Whitehall's crazy paper chase must end, says MP
Whitehall ‘must curb’ its mania for reorganisation - MP
Still too much error in EU accounts, says MP
Students left penniless by loans  ‘meltdown’ - MP
Richard Bacon MP gets thumbs up from Legg inquiry
MP urges NOMS to break the cycle of reoffending
Taxman is ‘letting down pensioners’, says MP
MP condemns £1m ‘revolving door’ at Equality quango
Government were ‘naïve’ over Tube deal, says MP
A&E failures causing up to 600 deaths a year, says MP
Treasury ‘in the dark’ over bank lending, says MP
Patients struggling to access stroke care outside office hours
Demand for advice on debt outstripping supply
MP urges troubled legal aid body to get its house in order
Heritage report highlights failure of target culture, says MP
MP quizzes top MoD mandarin on severity of budget shortfall
Bonus for RPA chief is ‘incomprehensible’, says MP
Break the cycle of computer failure, says MP
Post Office closures worked out ‘on the back of an envelope’
MP wants more help for Community Speed Watch teams
Government is ‘dragging its feet’ in superbug fight - MP
Tax system for pensioners ‘too complex’, says MP
Richard Bacon MP calls for better homes for heroes
Highways Agency loses engineers but gains admin staff - MP
Rural Payment Agency's toxic legacy goes on, says MP
Whitehall cash forecasts out by £63m a day - MP
MP calls for better understanding of autism
Leave lost whilst waiting for flights to UK ‘unfair on troops’
Whitehall needs more external benchmarks - MP
Failing school scheme ‘untroubled by reality’, says MP
‘Grasp the nettle’ of alcohol misuse, urges Richard Bacon MP
Sloppy HMRC border checks may put UK at risk, says MP 
MoD ‘loses’ top secret radios worth £155 million, says MP
Defra must work with farmers on biosecurity - MP
MP urges Crown Courts in England to learn from Norfolk
Scheme to boost charities was £80m shot in the dark - MP
Schools must be free to choose on partnering, says MP
‘Toothless’ warship not ready to fight, says MP
National Audit Office needs full access to FSA, says MP
Better planning needed on deporting foreign prisoners
Autistic adults ‘invisible’ to public services, says MP
Too many hospitals ‘losing the superbug battle’, says MP
Autistic adults ‘invisible’ to public services, says MP
Failing schoolbuilding scheme was ‘untroubled by reality’
‘Bean-counters’ drove post office closures
Don’t pay off the taxman using credit cards - MP
Help people face death with dignity, says MP
Death toll for cyclists and child pedestrians rising
Improved public access could save crumbling palaces
1 in 5 primary school pupils has poor maths skills
Anti-poverty chief £1m salary same as footballer
DWP forms ‘still too long’, says MP
£¼bn at risk on ‘free ride’ green contracts, says MP
‘No excuse’ for slow progress on school-building - MP
Vulnerable families fear ‘kick in the teeth’, says MP
See ‘bigger picture’ over complaints, MP tells DWP
MP calls for honest food labelling to be made compulsory
Offenders' database a checklist of ‘what not to do’
MP urges Defra to work with farmers on biosecurity
MoD’s ‘Bargain Bin’ mentality led to Chinook fiasco
Government failing to learn from its mistakes - MP
Poor deal for poorest students, says MP
Carers deserve more support, says Richard Bacon MP
Warm Front gives cold shoulder to most needy - MP
Whitehall misses targets on school-building scheme
Recruitment of civil servants is too expensive - MP
Red Ensign ‘in decline’, Richard Bacon MP warns
MP says Cabinet Office appraisal ‘revealing’
“Get head out of sand” on NHS IT scheme - MP
Poor grasp of 3Rs ‘a national disgrace’, says MP
MP calls for action on pig industry report
New Asylum system is failing, says MP
MP seeks better country-of-origin labelling for food
DEFRA ‘dawdling’ on waste could cost millions - MP
MoD loses personal data of soldiers and recruits
The Speaker must now resign, says MP
Largest defence projects hit by 40 years of delays
MP concerned over ‘weak’ contract management
Govt. IT system turned £57m saving into £81m bill
‘Wild West’ energy market in need of a better sheriff
Timetable ‘very tight’ on Trident replacement - MP
Ministry of Justice ‘clueless' over community orders
MP wants more help for Church renovation projects
Home Office ‘could do better’ on fighting violent crime
Home Office errors over security industry cost £17m
Learn from patients’ complaints, urges Norfolk MP
Government scheme to slash red tape failing - MP
Diplomas could become “Betamax” qualifications - MP
PFI schools & hospitals ‘fleeced’ by management fees
Experience vital to Whitehall success, says MP
Defra has ‘casual approach’ to use of public funds
MP wants prisons to be allowed to buy local food
Credit Crunch ‘squeezing’ Olympic Village, says MP
DWP agencies only recording 1 in 5 complaints - MP
MP tells taxman to ‘get real’ over £11.5bn plan
‘Camouflaged’ budgets won’t keep MoD costs down
Government should learn from The O2’s success - MP
Farm payment scheme ‘out of control’, says MP
Decommissioning body must keep an eye on costs
Renovation scheme pushed FE colleges into the red
Five years of benefit errors cost taxpayers £9bn - MP
Scheme demolished 10 times the houses it built
We can do more to cut energy bills, says MP
Computers prove too modern for old military bases
RAF Hercules fleet faces ‘perfect storm’, MP warns
Computer glitch delays urgent Cancer appointments
BBC got ‘very easy terms‘ to run digital switchover
MP says lack of student data ‘unbelievable’
UK aid payments ‘open to corruption abroad’ - MP
Olympic security is ‘non-negotiable’, says MP
Adult skills strategy failing in the East, says local MP
£30 million spent on asylum centre that never opened
Allow hospitals more choice on NHS computers - MP
Whitehall attitude to computers ‘like a virus’, says MP
Calling the taxman for help with tax forms is ‘pot luck’
MP wants the BBC to open its books
13th year of EU budget failure is ‘Same old Song’
Government websites ‘spinning out of control’ - MP
The only way is up for Pensions watchdog, says MP
MP calls for better communication over rail incidents
Olympic budget ‘smoke and mirrors’, says MP
Parole Board in the dark over dangerous prisoners
Doctors ‘ignored’ over GP contract, says MP
More spent on red tape than ill miners
Over-optimism on private funding could cost medals
Compensation scheme is “classic Whitehall failure”
Training can break the benefits cycle, says MP
Firmer action is needed on gun crime, says MP
Better data needed on students who drop out
Helping workless people will flush out shirkers - MP
Make sure Jobcentre staff are trained, says MP
MoD finance director 'unqualified' says MP
No UK aid for brutal regimes, says Richard Bacon MP
Nuclear clean-up costs ‘out of control’ says MP
Waiting list for criminals ‘absurd’ says Bacon
Dementia sufferers and carers are ‘losing out’ - MP
MP concerned over neonatal nursing shortage
MP asks ministers to chase benefits fraud losses
Aid programmes neglecting rural poor, says MP
Get flood defences into peak condition, says MP
MP shocked at East Anglia's £153m health deficit
Farmers still suffer from Single Payment shambles
Performance of compensation body ‘absurd’ says MP
Mental health teams need proper support - MP
MoD's cost-cutting ‘being felt on the frontline’ - MP
HMRC ‘becoming a punchline’, says MP
MoD's priorities ‘badly wrong’ on housing, says MP
NHS consultants’ contract ‘badly drafted’, says MP
Treasury ‘not listening’ to Private Finance advice
Government approach to savings ‘half-hearted’ - MP
Department for Transport sickness rates 'too high'
HM Treasury 'forced through' QinetiQ sale
Demolition not the only answer to deprivation - MP
Housing department not taken seriously in Whitehall
Costs of science projects face 'big bang' says MP
Break the benefits cycle, urges MP
MP praises public for leading the way on recycling
Demolition not the only answer to deprivation - MP
Axed £33m asylum centres could have paid for police
MP calls for better mediation services in East Anglia
MP praises public for leading the way on recycling
'Clouseau' Crime agency is a laughing stock, says MP
ID card is an identity tax, says Richard Bacon MP
Academies’ progress must not be lost, says MP
Jobcentre Plus taking IT slow, says MP
Government ‘sloppy’ on efficiency gains, says MP
Olympics budget worthy of 'Del Boy' says MP
Bring flood defences up to scratch, says MP
MP urges taxman to change his ways
MP urges the Home Office to ‘get a grip’
Olympic Civil Servants should stay put says MP
Reserve soldiers 'not properly trained' says MP
MP casts doubt on taxman's bank account plan
MP urges the NHS to overhaul dementia care
Learn from CSA failures, MP urges
Troop shortage now at crisis levels, says MP
£1.5bn BBC contract not delivering promised savings
Bio-security of farms must come first
Government use of consultants 'flawed'
Public sector procurement in a mess, says MP
£9bn rail upgrade only a temporary solution - MP
Taxman 'shot himself in foot' on £3bn deal, says MP
Ensure nurses are trained properly, says MP
MP wants football clubs to pay up for ground safety
MP says NHS deficit is causing local damage
'Nightmare' NHS computer body must close - MP
Government 'in the dark' over housing assistance
MP asks 'is our money safe in EU hands?'
The private sector is 'cooling' on PFI, says local MP
MP calls for inquiry into recording of MPs’ expenses
MP calls for clarity over out-of-hours medical cover
Crime agency is ‘a total shambles’, says MP
MP calls for an end to academy VAT ‘lunacy’
MP urges Reid to get Home Office accounts in order
Follow US example on government transparency - MP
MP raises ‘car accident’ fraud in House of Commons
Chancellor mustn't 'drag his heels' on Olympics - MP
MP calls for the Small Business Service to be axed
MP receives top awards for his work in Parliament
MP calls for offenders to pay their fines on time
MP calls for benefits information to be made clearer
Help for disabled workers must be effective, says MP
Consumers must wait for benefits of £5.8bn gas sale 
Keep focus on quality and safety in the NHS - MP 
MP describes NHS watchdog as ‘a mess’ 
Government consultants earning easy money  - MP  
Businesses should only have to register for tax once
MP wants financial security for Sure Start centres
MP wants advice for public over disaster appeals
Treating troops properly saves money, says MP
The Rural Payments Agency 'failed farmers' says MP
The Government's call centres must improve - MP
Richard Bacon MP named Backbencher of the Year
Governors in the dark over early releases, says MP
Opportunity for rethink on NHS computers missed
NHS computer upgrade causes 110 major incidents
Ministers must avoid another mess like tax credits
MP wants prisoners to eat more porridge
Home Office finances a national disgrace, says MP
Blair's NHS computer dream ‘won't work’, says MP
Early signs not good for tax computers, says MP
Inequality of care for stroke victims is unacceptable 
Hospitals need more understanding of staffing needs 
IT ‘Big Bang’  left CSA broken, says MP
MP wants answers over child jabs IT failure
MP 'deeply worried' by patient safety figures
NHS LIFT too costly, warns MP
Costs have tripled for the courts' new IT system
£3bn lost to VAT fraud could have paid NHS deficit
NAO Report on NHS IT ‘raises more questions’ - MP
MP warns about scale of identity theft fraud
MP asks Health Secretary to block NHS IT contract
MP wants public sector to get expert PFI advice
The NHS is 'fined' millions by computer companies
MP wants a £10 billion gap in skills addressed quickly
Scrapped hospital scheme ‘how not to do it’, - MP
MP concerned over Norfolk's bus use
Courts can't use full powers until IT system arrives
MP calls for investigation into identity theft
MP asks NAO to look at coastal defences
MP expects civil servants to uphold ethical standards
PFI group gets £95 million while hospital struggles
MP sheds light on foreign criminals blunder
Mistrust and conflict derailed Connex franchise - MP
Confusion over out-of-hours care ‘disappointing’
Eurostar plans 'short-sighted' says MP
MP condemns ‘casual disregard’ for taxpayers
Badly behaved Brits abroad should pay for help
MP wants Treasury to end secret deals
MP concerned by sick leave in Probation Service
MP hopeful over taxpayer's share of PFI profits
EU must take more care of our money says MP
MP praises those serving in the Reserve Forces
MP calls for better contingency plans from the DTI
MP says records system may put patients at risk
Public footing bill for satellite phone scam - MP
MP wants better advice on complex EU directives
Diana memorial a fitting tribute, says MP
MP calls on English councils to fly the green flag
Work faster on friendly fire, urges MP
Iraq-bound troops ‘scavenging’ kit from other units
MP wants education provider to offer online learning
MP raises the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
Deadlines for tax returns are too long, says MP
MP asks county to address headteacher shortage
MP calls for Radio 4 UK theme to stay
MP calls for an update on local cancer care
Faith schools have lower truancy, says MP
Cancer patients missing out on £200 million - MP
MP calls for clearer benefit leaflets
MP urges watchdogs to do better for consumers
MP asks county council to boost bus services
Learn from Connex debacle, MP warns
MP fears for rural learndirect services
MP wants car criminals to have unhappy Christmas
Tax fraud would pay for 100 years’ policing - MP
Speed up stroke care, says MP
MP urges minister to meet accident victims’ families
MP gives watchdog extra bite
‘Be Biosecure’, MP urges farmers
Jobskills scheme was like ‘Mary Celeste’, says MP
MoD kit blunders letting down our troops, says MP
MP wants better support for disabled workers
Benefits system gives free ride to fraudsters
MP slams cash for ‘phantom’ tourists
MP slams 'lucky dip' Dome deal
Cancer patients ‘waiting too long for treatment’
MP calls for local crime busters to trade techniques
MP debates Norfolk's health cash crisis
Govt. ‘dragging its feet’ in superbug battle, says MP
MP supports change in law to protect householders
‘Don't bounce dentists,’ warns MP
MP says NHS overspend on IT may hurt patients
‘Norfolk Hospital paying a premium for PFI,’ says MP
Bacon presses for better road safety
MP questions loss of taxpayer records
MP blasts red tape tying up police

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