Taking Stock – Skating around the issues …

The decision to install an Ice Rink at Somerset House over the Christmas holidays has provoked an outbreak of puns.

Most of them are variations on the theme of tax advisers ‘skating on thin ice’ in their tax dealings, while other wits have referred to ‘slush funds’ developing as the ice melts.

TS ponders how many Revenue officials and tax advisers have taken the opportunity to get their skates on, so to speak.

And will the traditional skirmishing between the two groups have resulted in any sliced-off fingers and broken ankles?

Anyone wishing to settle any scores still has time. But as with many things Revenue-related the deadline is short. The attraction closes tomorrow. ?:

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