The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
Unless we sort out the problems right now, then I fear it is a battle I will lose.
The move would simplify the system, speed transparency and improve accountability. The Treasury musn’t back off change.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.
The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee finds taxpayers and consumers have lost out.
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.