I'm looking for some advice in relation to tax qualifications and setting up a tax practice, if anyone would kindly help.
My step-father is a former tax inspector for HMRC, with 35 years experience in a nutshell. He's currently unemployed and feeling slightly lost. I have broached the subject of him starting up his own tax practice but he's not entirely convinced at the moment although he is interested. I think he's concerned about the lack of an actual tax qualification from CIOT and the like but I'm pretty sure from a few Google searches, his experience is more than his weight in gold and so he wouldn't even need a tax qualification from the tax bodies. In other words, he could start to build a tax practice today if he wanted to. Is this right? Does anyone have any other thoughts?