Dear Anthony


Thanks for your letter of 30 October setting out the progress you have made in enhancing the trustworthiness, quality and value of HMRC’s Measuring Tax Gaps statistics since the publication of our compliance check on 16 May 2019. We welcome the work that has been accomplished and the efforts of you and your team to develop these important statistics.

We appreciate that the improvements made so far are just part of the ongoing innovation in presenting tax gaps statistics that HMRC has become recognised nationally and internationally for initiating. We look forward to seeing further public value arising from HMRC Measuring Tax Gaps statistics in the future.

This letter will be published alongside my previous letter setting out the findings of the compliance check once the election period is concluded.

I am copying this letter to Sean Whellams, Head of Statistics profession in HMRC.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Pont
Assessment Programme Lead


Related Links:

Letter – Anthony Burke to Mark Pont (October 2019)

Compliance Check – Measuring Tax Gaps statistics (May 2019)