HMRC Compliance Visit Workshop

HMRC Compliance Visit Workshop

HMRC’s SCP (Single Compliance Process) for submitting enquiries were recently changed to allow for issues to be dealt with in shorter time frames but many have struggled with the new system. Although it is more open and simplistic in it’s structure the guidelines may prove a challenge for HMRC staff members and also for advisors to provide answers to questions in such a short space of time. In the meantime the SCP trial is being carried out as a kind of HMRC Compliance Visit Workshop for tax agents to get acquainted with the new system.

Enquiries will be dealt with in these average time frames under the new compliance process:

  • Level 1 – 1.5 days
  • Level2 – 2days
  • Level 3 – 4days
  • Level 4 – 8days
The 5 stages of the SCP (Single Compliance Process) are as follows:
  1. Planning – HMRC Compliance Visit Workshop aims
  2. Contact
  3. Process
  4. Resolve
  5. Close

You can read more about the new SCP Compliance procedures here.

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.