Headlines: August 6th, 1999

The Inland Revenue plans to publish more internal guidance manuals so that taxpayers, their advisors and academics can see how staff are directed to go about their job. The Department is responding to the Government’s Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. The first internal manuals were published in 1995. The Department has cut out material from the manuals which ought to be omitted under the Code, but it has also included guidance currently only available in internal memoranda or bulletins. Publications will range from Advanced Investigation to Inheritance Tax Manual.

The publication contract has been awarded to CCH Editions Ltd, which was judged to have the most suitable proposal. Over 20 companies initially responded to the invitation to tender.