Brown seems determined not to risk upsetting a finely balanced economy, reports the Financial Times.
A Treasury spokesman said yesterday: ‘The chancellor has made clear we will take no risks with stability and we must not repeat the mistakes of the past. We will maintain our discipline on the public finances and there will be no irresponsible pre-election giveaways.’
It means that reform urged by the Institute for Public Policy Research, a Labour-backed think-tank, will be ignored by Brown.
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