BCC calls for ‘tax tsar’.

Business leaders want the government to appoint a ‘tax tsar’ to forge ahead with a programme of reform and simplification, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. As part of its 2001 pre-Budget submission, the BCC said it wanted the government to drive tax simplification and introduce an annual audit of the regulation affecting business. The BCC said the tax system’s complex nature, along with the ‘cumulative impact of regulation’, were stifling business.

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