Speaking at a press conference in Glasgow and flanked by Tony Blair, he
insisting it had been the best decision for the long-term health of the economy.
Brown said the measure had been ‘the right decision to make. It was the right
decision for investment, and it was the right decision for the future of our
pension system, and it was the right decision for the future of our economy’.
The move was aimed at attempting to silence growing criticism of the 1997
measure, which has seen the opposition claim that it had damaged the pensions of
millions of Britons by reintroducing a £5bn tax bill to pensions funds.
The CBI has accused the Treasury of
using spin to suggest it supported the tax scrap, when it in fact, did not.
Crowe Clark Whitehill , the top 20 accountancy firm, has announced the promotion of Chris Mould to partner
The latest opinions from Accountancy Age on Making Tax Digital, and outline plans to evolve the UK's corporate governance regime
Five million taxpayers are ow using digital personal tax accounts (PTA) as part of the making tax digital strategy, HMRC said
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy