It is subject to a Next Steps review which isconsidering a range of options from privatisation to removing itas a department of the Inland Revenue to a stand-alone arms-length agency of the Department of the Environment, Transportand the Regions.
The threat emerged following the government’s response to aCommons Treasury Report which opposed further demands forefficiency savings from the Valuation Office and urged steps toensure the agency can carry out valuation work effectively andcompetitively.
The Treasury’s response made it clear there will be closeliaison between those carrying out the next steps review of theagency and the comprehensive review of the business rate.
The DETR announcement on the business rating appeals systemincluded proposals to timetable appeals well in advance andwork towards ending a culture of brinkmanship by cutting offlast minute discussions prior to hearings.
Crowe Clark Whitehill , the top 20 accountancy firm, has announced the promotion of Chris Mould to partner
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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