CIOT welcomes in new Chancellor with a call for tax simplication

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have written an open letter to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer outlining their views on how the UK tax system can be simplified.

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Stop grovelling and get up off your knees lads!

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This is the start of the second paragraph of this letter:

"Many of the problems of our tax system emanate from its sheer complexity. Your predecessor initiated a simplification process in the 2007 Budget."

Would it not be more complete if it read something like this:

"Many of the problems of our tax system emanate from its sheer complexity. Your predecessor was ultimately responsible for a near doubling in the volume and complexity of tax legislatiion, including the introduction of complex new areas of tax law that were in force as originally enacted for only a short period of time before being substantially amended and shortly after amendment being repealed in their entirety. Perhaps the shame of his inept meddling in the tax system coupled with his imminent departure from the Chancellorship prompted him, at the last gasp, to initiate a simplification process in the 2007 Budget....."