There was a news story on Mortgage Strategy Online last week about HM Revenue & Customs launching 9,368 investigations into Inheritance Tax valuations during the past year and actively targeting estates and beneficiaries.
But if HMRC is looking for something to do, why doesn’t it call in the Serious Fraud Office, and investigate the banks for perpetuating the biggest mortgage fraud in history?
It could also look at the ministers who were voting on policies to inflate and keep inflated the biggest housing bubble in history, while at the same time making hundreds of thousands in personal profits under a secret expenses system.
Or maybe it could investigate the FSA for not challenging banks on whether they should be growing so fast in the mortgage market, or loading themselves up with collateralised debt obligations manufactured from toxic sub-prime loans. As ever the key question is who guards the guards?
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