There’ll be much more to say about Kieran Poynter’s report into the data failures at HM Revenue & Customs, but my initial thoughts were weighed down by one heart-sinking choice of phrase:
I am pleased to report that all the HMRC officials I have met, from Dave Hartnett the acting Chairman down, have been cooperative. He has expressed his determination to learn from these events and create the world class data security environment you would expect in HMRC.
Is there a worse phrase in the world than ‘world class’. It is world class nonsense.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states