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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.
So, it is reported, accountants don’t like “relationships” in the office and there ought to be a “work relationship policy” in place.
What exactly do we spend our taxes on?
“Not welfare” has been the cry (until working people on tax credits realise this means them and nobody likes to mention that the bill includes pensions)
There are times when you wonder whether complications are introduced to tax out of sheer bloody-mindedness when a simpler and more equitable solution might be available.
HMRC’s survey (referred to by Rebecca Cave recently) shows them still worrying away at the relationship which they have with agents and which agents have with the
There has been discussion of late on the ideal structure for a tax system, but it seems to me that this cannot be discussed in purely technical terms.
So Des Hudson has unleashed a micro-storm among the tax professionals, to the point that some felt the readers of the Daily Mail were the ones condemning it, which would indeed seem to be Satan rebuking sin.
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.
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.