By Hannah Dawson For The Daily Mail
Published: 02:51 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 02:52 BST, 4 May 2019
Ex-spouses and embittered business partners have been secretly paid thousands of pounds by revenue authorities to identify their counterparts as tax-dodgers, it was reported yesterday.
HM Revenue and Customs handed over more than £2.2 million for information to help their investigations.
But none of this spending was declared in their annual accounts, despite the handouts coming from taxpayer money.
HM Revenue and Customs handed over more than £2.2 million for information to help their investigations
One former employee told The Times the scheme is 'totally lacking in transparency'.
They said it had been used in the past to allow ex-partners or former employees to carry out personal vendettas and sell them out to the authorities for cash.
Adam Craggs, a partner at the law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, worked at HMRC for 16 years.