Varney’s not the man

Sir David Varney was the man who said when he was the chairman of HM Revenue & Customs that ”If I want something done, I go to Customs; if I want help with a crossword, I go to the Revenue.

Business is worried about the increasing aggression of HMRC, and the dominance of Customs in particular.

So if you were to set up a review of the department’s links with business, why on earth would you appoint Sir David to do it?

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