On 8 June 2022 the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel considered a charge of misconduct against Mr Robert James Hammond (the respondent).
The charge relates to the period March–August 2021. It was alleged that, being at the time a member of the IFoA, the respondent sent emails and made statements to Person A and Person B about his HMRC tax payment and/or debt status that he knew to be untrue. It was also alleged that he sent screenshots and attachments to Person B that did not show the true amount of tax outstanding. His actions were alleged to be dishonest and in breach of the Integrity principle of the Actuaries’ Code (version 3.0) in that he failed to act honestly and/or with integrity.
The panel found all elements of the charge proved, by reason of admission, and that they constituted misconduct. It determined that the most appropriate and proportionate sanction was suspension of IFoA membership for two years.