TS CAN’T CLAIM to be a big Star Trek fan, having been banned from various conventions for being slightly too geeky. But Michael Jack, chair of the Office of Tax Simplification was obviously in the cooler (relatively speaking) crowd at school.
His introduction to the eagerly awaited report kicked off with several references to Star Trek, split infinitives and all – the OTS hopes to “boldly go where no man has gone before” on its voyage of discovery. Of course, the similarities between fighting alien life forms and proposing to reform entrepreneur’s relief are obvious to most observers.
But cynicism aside, if George Osborne were to botch a merger of income tax and National Insurance he might find himself having to Klingon to power or step aside for the, ahem, next generation.
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