HMRC question in House of Lords
4 August 2011
Political monitor DeHavilland tells us that a question by the Countess of Mar has received a written answer in the House of Lords.
The Countess asked whether HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) classifies M.E. as a mental health condition and if so, whether this accords with clinical advice.
Lord Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, replied: “Where HM Revenue and Customs requires details of a health condition, it would look to the customer to provide medical evidence or may request details from a healthcare professional or mental health social worker.”
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