Paymaster general Dawn Primarolo issued a Commons statementÿtoday confirming that ‘HM Treasury has assumed responsibility for policy development’ but is ‘working very closely’ with the Revenue and Customs in line with the recommendations of the report by permanent secretary Gus O’Donnell.
A spokeswomanÿdenied the move represented Brown strengthening his position in the tussle with prime minister Tony Blair over future fiscal policy and confirmed most of those responsible for tax policy development in the two merged departments had transferred to the Treasury and areÿcontinuing with the same responsibilities inÿWhitehall.
Making Tax Digital will impose significant additional tax compliance costs on small businesses for little or no medium term benefit, tax and small business experts told MPs
The drive towards a fully digital tax regime is an admirable one, but mandation is simply wrong, according to one of the UK's most senior tax technology practitioners - Paul Aplin
HMRC has won its tenth successive case against tax avoidance schemes promoted by NT Advisors. The Court of Appeal has ruled that NT ... read more
HMRC is continuing to ramp up the number of raids on premises it carries out as part of criminal investigations, searching 761 properties in the last year