HMRC can't be trusted with our bank accounts

Michelle McGagh
HMRC
HMRC

If ever we needed proof the government doesn't trust UK citizens it is writ in the plan to strengthen the taxman's 'debt recovery powers'.

Overshadowed by the pension and savings giveaways in the Budget, nobody noticed the subtle arming of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) with the ability to raid taxpayers' bank accounts.