Politicians should not decide tax policy: ACCA

ACCA Head of Taxation Chas Roy-Chowdhury has called for tax policy to be
taken out of the hands of politicians.

Roy-Chowdhury wants a tax policy committee to be set up to decide tax
matters, just as there is a monetary policy committee for interest rates. This
echos a view he introduced several years ago.

‘The Budget has become a bit of a media circus,’ Roy-Chowdhury is quoted in
The Observer saying. ‘What we want is a more considered approach to
setting tax policy.’

Roy-Chowdhury has a meeting with Ivan Lewis, economic secretary to the
Treasury, later this month to discuss the plan, though it is thought that
politicians are unlikely to be receptive to plans to give up their control of
tax policy.

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