TaxAdministrationHMRC hits the ejector seat for Hart-Davis

HMRC hits the ejector seat for Hart-Davis

The taxman has vowed that it will never employ Adam Hart-Davis to front its advertising campaigns again after the BBC presenter criticised the tax system in a radio interview

‘We will not be using Mr Hart-Davis in any self-assessment advertising
campaigns in the future,’ HM Revenue & Customs said.

The department is believed to be furious with Hart-Davis, who said that he
wished tax was simpler and described VAT as ‘absurdly complicated’.

He expressed sympathy for people who were self-employed, saying that their
tax affairs were very difficult to administer because they were so complex.

Hart-Davis also called for the introduction of a flat tax and said the merger
of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise in 2005 was a mistake, saying the
two departments were too large to ‘slam together’.

Hart-Davis could not be reached at the time of going to press.

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