Kieran Poynter has said that data security cannot be guaranteed by technology
and must be backed up by strong management.
‘Organisations can have all the policies and processes they like, but if
their cullture and values, management systems and scrutiny are not joined up in
a clear governance framework, this lack of integration lends itself to data
security exposures,’ PricewaterhouseCoopers’ former chairman said in an
Poynter’s comments came in the wake of his investigation into the HMRC’s lost
data discs scandal.
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
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont