Thursday, September 14, 2017

Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017)

Re: Blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016

From my newer blog post's Update 20 September (12.35am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

20 September (12.57am): 746 blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016.* See my blog post of 16 January, The blocks on public access to our Church and State website continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 746th block since 26 July 2016). 101 blocks last month that included 8 blocks on 15 August; 43 blocks this month; 15 blocks last week that included 7 blocks on 16 September; 4 blocks this week; no blocks since midnight today (as of 20 September at 12.57am).

1. 651st 15 August 2017, 12.03am
2. 652nd 15 August 2017, 1.56am
3. 653rd 15 August 2017, 3.39am
4. 654th 15 August 2017, 5.34am
5. 655th 15 August 2017, 10.51am
6. 656th 15 August 2017, 3.11pm
7. 657th 15 August 2017, 4.34pm
8. 658th 15 August 2017, 6.45pm (8)
86. 736th 16 September 2017, 1.35am
87. 737th 16 September 2017, 6.01am
88. 738th 16 September 2017, 12.07pm
89. 739th 16 September 2017, 12.55pm
90. 740th 16 September 2017, 1.28pm
91. 741st 16 September 2017, 2.46pm
92. 742nd 16 September 2017, 9.34pm (7)
95. 745th 19 September 2017, 1.04am
96. 746th 19 September 2017, 4.07am

* An unprecedented escalation of 52 blocks in one week at the end of April 2017 that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis.

The War on Free Expression

This afternoon the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) provided Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with their latest deadline - the third to date in a series that started last month - to record my complaint against HMRC for serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour. On 12 August I not only complained to the IPCC about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept; see my blog post of 26 August, Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017). From our point of view, HMRC's first 15-working day deadline commenced when the IPCC acknowledged my complaint on 12 August, stating that it had been sent to HMRC (even though it had not). I sent my completed IPCC complaint form to HMRC's Professional Standards Department (PSD) on 24 August. So HMRC's second deadline is due to expire by close of business today, except that the IPCC has this afternoon extended it further by requesting my consent to pass the matter to the PSD! This is my unacknowledged complaint last month to IPCC CEO Lesley Longstone about the then alleged non-referral of my complaint against HMRC by the IPCC on 12 August:

For the attention of Lesley Longstone, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Internal Investigations Unit
Independent Police Complaints Commission

Address removed for email

30 August 2017

Tax reference: [number removed]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the word version of my completed Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) complaint form dated 12 August 2017.

The IPCC acknowledged my complaint on 12 August 2017, stating that it had been sent to the appropriate authority I selected in the online complaint form (namely, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) for HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations to consider.

Please find attached a snapshot of the IPCC's online acknowledgement.

On 23 August 2017, HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations told me that they never received my IPCC complaint form. Please could you tell me the reason why.

On 24 August 2017, I sent the word version of my completed IPCC complaint form to HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations (at HMRC Ministerial Correspondence Team have acknowledged receipt of my correspondence.

Please would you acknowledge receipt of this email by reply.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Dolores Heavey
NINO: [number removed]

We are well familiar with the IPCC. For example, Declan complained to the IPCC about the police investigation into the removal of our flat door in 2012. It was the IPCC's finding on that occasion that since our then landlady had subsequently signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass us, there was no requirement for the Metropolitan Police Service to take further action.
Re: Removal of our flat door

Paragraph 23(ii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

23(ii) On 21 August 2012, Ms McKenzie signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass the Applicant and his wife following her builder's removal of the door to their flat (see Annex 9, p. 31). The Independent Police Complaints Commission later upheld the Applicant's appeal against the police investigation of the incident "on information only", stating that "no further action is required by the force in this instance".

UPDATE 20 September (1.02am): Nothing from the HMRC's Professional Standards Department before or since the expiry of the above-mentioned second deadline on 14 September. It's not inconceivable that our case against HMRC will see the inside of a courtroom in the New Year. We received this email from the IPCC on 15 September (for some strange reason the terms "HMRC" and "police force" are used interchangeably; in fact, Declan was subsequently told by the advisor, it is staff in the HMRC's Professional Standards Department who must now record my complaint or explain why they refuse to do so):

Your ref: 2017/091737

Dear Mrs Heavey

We acknowledge receipt of your consent, which you provided over the telephone on 14 September 2017.

The IPCC are completely independent of the police service and are responsible for making sure that the police complaints system in England and Wales works effectively and fairly. However, each police force is responsible for considering complaints made against that force and recording your complaint.

Our role at this stage is to forward your complaint to the relevant police force. If you are not happy with the police’s decision on recording your complaint, you have the right to appeal to us.

I have passed the matter to the Professional Standards Department (PSD) of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for them to consider and the police will be contacting you soon.

If you have not heard from the relevant police force within 15 working days you may wish to contact them directly.

HM Revenue & Customs
PO Box 64353

If you have any further information you wish to pass on, please forward it directly to the PSD at the above address.

Yours sincerely
Jessica North
Customer Contact Advisor
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)

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