So the posh boys have won. Red Ed Milliband and Red Kevin Pietersen have been firmly disposed of by those who went to the right schools.
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Simon Sweetman was an inspector of taxes for 18 years. He left the Inland Revenue in 1989 to join Chartered Accountants Scrutton Goodchild & Sanderson, later part of Scrutton Bland, where he was successively a senior manager and later a partner. He has been an independent consultant since 2001. He is a former member of the tax policy unit of the Federation of Small Businesses and the small business working group of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
It must greatly frustrate readers of AccountingWEB that the creators of worlds of fantasy give such sketchy details about their financial and fiscal systems.
This was suggested by members of the PAC when they questioned Dave Hartnett and Edward Troup recently: It is hardly a new perception being an article of faith for the FSB and many others, says Simon Sweetman.
I thought I might look at something in the Budget, something simple that we can all understand.
Several legendary English cricketers, including key members of the 2005 Ashes winning team, are facing “very substantial” bills for payment of tax as a result of their involvement in film investments, the Guardian has learned.
Well you always complained, didn’t you, that people wouldn’t take an interest in tax. And now perhaps they do, says Simon Sweetman. Be careful, as they say, what you wish for.
The day the HSBC news officially broke I had this phone call from Radio 5 Live asking me to come on air and comment, says Simon Sweetman.
It seems that many ex-Premier League footballers are in financial trouble because of HMRC challenges to the film schemes they went in for in their days of high income,
First of all the person at HMRC who suggested taxpayers use Twitter to contact them because they can’t get through on the phone: Something which sounds to me like last resort black humour and just indicates as ever that you shouldn’t make jokes to the Daily Mail
Nearly Christmas so why not think about charity. Eh? Get that soft cozy glow, perhaps, says Simon Sweetman.