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Name  Richard Brooks

Role  Journalist
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Richard Brooks is a British investigative journalist for Private Eye, and author of several books. Until 2005, he was a tax inspector at HMRC, "specialising in international and corporate taxation".


Brooks worked for the British government as an HMRC tax inspector for 16 years, followed by a year at the Treasury giving ministers policy advice. Since 2004, he has been a regular contributor to Private Eye.

Brooks 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) of Plundering the Public Sector: how New Labour are letting consultants run off with £70 billion of our money (2006). He is a former tax inspector.

According to Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, "Richard Brooks is a digger and a troublemaker who niggles away at difficult subjects in a meticulous, punchy and highly effective way."

With Andrew Bousfield, he was joint-winner of the Paul Foot Award in 2014 for their investigations in Private Eye on "Shady Arabia and the Desert Fix".

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