Simon Sweetman on simplification
Simon Sweetman takes a comprehensive look at the tax simplification beat and finds that reform will inevitably be slow and bitty.
I am currently a member of the Small Business Advisory panel for the Office of Tax Simplification, but sometimes I seem to have been on the tax simplification beat for ever: certainly since long before the days of HMRC. But I don’t think tax has got much simpler over that time. Certainly the books have got longer and longer.