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Changes at Seized!

7 May 2010 by Sam

Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered logo

Here’s some news about changes at the popular Seized! gallery in Merseyside Maritime Museum, from Karen Bradbury, Curator of UK Border Agency National Museum:

“The museum is now working with a new partner, while also maintaining close working relationships with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and this is opening up new and exciting opportunities.

Our new partner is UK Border Agency and to reflect this change, we are amending our name to Seized! The Border & Customs uncovered.

As you will probably know, we have been working closely with HMRC for 15 years to tell the story of the work they have done through history. The story was brought right up to date when our new displays were opened in the basement a couple of years ago.

There was departmental restructuring of HMRC and Immigration in 2009, resulting in the inland taxation elements staying with HMRC. The protecting role of HMRC merged with Immigration to form the new UK Border Agency to promote stronger borders.

You can find out more about how the work of these departments affects all of our daily lives by reading some of the case studies on our website.”

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