Richard Brooks (journalist)

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Richard Brooks is an investigative journalist for Private Eye, and author of several books. He was previously (until 2005) a tax inspector at HMRC, "specialising in international and corporate taxation".[1]

He won the 2008 Paul Foot Award for his investigation into the privatisation of the CDC Group. He is the author of The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats and Big Business (2013) and the co-author (with David Craig (author)) of Plundering the Public Sector: how New Labour are letting consultants run off with £70 billion of our money (2006).[2] He is a former tax inspector.[3]


  1. ^ The principles of tax policy, written evidence by Richard Brooks
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  3. ^ Centre for Investigative Journalism, Richard Brooks