The boss of Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ‘linked to firm named in Panama Papers’

Edward Troup worked at a firm whose clients have included the Panama-registered Blairmore Holdings, according to a report.

The boss of Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which is to oversee an inquiry into the so-called Panama Papers, was a partner at a top City law firm that acted for Blairmore Holdings and other offshore companies named in the leak, according to a report.

In what is a further embarrassment for the Government, it was revealed that Edward Troup, executive chair of HMRC since April, is a former partner at Simmons & Simmons, whose clients have included the Panama-registered fund created by David Cameron’s father, Ian, The Guardian reported.

Mr Cameron announced at the weekend that HMRC would be working with the National Crime Agency to lead a “world-class” taskforce to investigate allegations of tax dodging and money laundering brought to light by the leak of 11.5 million files from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

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