New money-grabbing powers for HMRC are a threat to our security, not a guarantee of it.
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The move would simplify the system, speed transparency and improve accountability. The Treasury musn’t back off change.
Such an exercise would feed the fiction that economic choices can be removed from political debate.
New powers for HMRC to seize money at will directly contravene the ideas laid down at Runnymede.
For the rest of the year, we work for ourselves – but what can be done to reduce the tax burden in future?
The Treasury Select Committee is right to resist the Government’s plan to empower HMRC to raid bank accounts without the permission of a court.
As Andrew Tyrie said: “We must be vigilant to ensure we don’t lose the essential balance between the powers that HMRC needs and protecting individuals.
Though the Swiss bilateral treaty is bringing in less revenue than HMRC envisaged, it is set to raise much more than was envisaged by its detractors.
We’re stuck with a 1950s system, complete with opaque charges, inflexible products and chaotic regulation.
Not only would it be another burden on the taxpayer, it wouldn’t add anything of use to the public debate.
When Len McCluskey demanded a clampdown on tax avoidance, he didn’t expect HMRC to look at Unite’s books…
It seems he thinks bashing tax avoiders should be a tax-exempt activity.