It’s a shame the government did not do similar preparatory work for the rise in employers’ contributions. To say they have not gone down well would be something of an understatement.
But if the results of this week’s Accountancy Age/Reed Accountancy Personnel Big Question are anything to go by, Gordon Brown must have got away with it. Some 43% of the 362 FDs polled said they believed the balance of measures right for the UK. A comparatively slight 35% said not. So with that qualified pat on the back, Brown appears to have got away with his juggling act.
He now just needs to sort out the NHS.
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
MHA MacIntyre Hudson has partnered with cloud accounting software provider Xero ahead of the government’s requirement for digital records
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
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