HMRC 'ignorant to the needs of small firms'
The government is ignoring the needs and capabilities of small businesses by pressuring them to complete their tax returns online, a lobby group has claimed.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) said the £150 incentive given to firms that submit online is unfair to smaller businesses which lacked the resources to train new staff.
FPB chief executive Nick Goulding said: "This £150 becomes a gift for the already advantaged bigger firms, as if small firms did not have enough unfair competitive practices to cope with."
Goulding added that the current consultation by HM Revenue & Customs (HM