Taking Stock – Revenue breaks all ties with formality.

As parts of the new entente cordiale between tax advisers and the Inland Revenue, Solomon Hare, Bristol’s stalwart of the mid-tier, exchanged four members of staff with the local Revenue office so they could get a clearer, less biased idea of each other’s job.

And was it a difficult transformation for the Revenue guys? An insider at Solomon’s tells TS: ‘The number one problem was their surprise at having to wear a tie.’

No ties at the Revenue? Standards are surely slipping.

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