Treasury calls in John Whiting to simplify tax

John Whiting

The Chartered Insitute of Taxation’s director of tax, John Whiting, has been
appointed to help run the Treasury’s Office of Tax Simplification.

Whiting joins former Treasury minister Michael Jack in being charged with
finding ways reducing the complexity in the tax system for small businesses and
propose alternatives.

The appointments are due to be announced at the press conference this morning
at the Treasury.

Jack and Whiting will be responsible for recruiting full time civil servants
to staff the new office and persuade accountancy firms to second staff to help.

The Times reports this morning that Treasury minister David Gauke
will say that the new office will assist government in making reforms.

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