The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed Ingenious Media’s judicial review against HMRC for disclosing information to the Times newspaper.

The Court ruled that previous HMRC chief and permanent secretary, Dave Hartnett, acted unlawfully when he disclosed confidential information to two journalists in an “off the record” briefing. The Court rejected the defence that Mr Hartnett did not expect his comments to be reported.

A copy of the judgment can be found here