Get involved with policy discussions
AccountingWEB.co.uk is gearing up for the Budget on 23 March with a new, community-based approach to our coverage.
Following the excitements of last year’s two Budgets, we created a Budget discussion group, in which members and the editorial team can compare notes, predictions and analysis in the run-up and aftermath of George Osborne’s speech on the 23rd.
Even if you don’t take quite such an intense interest in the Budget nitty gritty, a successful prediction of how many times the Chancellor says “business”, “growth” and “confidence” in his speech will win one AccountingWEB.co.uk member a new iPad in the 2011 Budget sweepstake sponsored by Venture Finance.
With the economy centre stage, Robert Lovell has also convened an Economy discussion group for those who like to monitor the different indicators and read the portents that will shape both the business landscape and tax policy.
If the mechanics of tax policy matter to you, and you would like to play your part in helping HMRC to improve its service to agents, the HMRC Working Together eGroup co-ordinated by Rebecca Benneyworth is now beginning to make an impact.
In between lectures, Rebecca has compiled summary threads of the main issues raised, and will use these to collect evidence to present to HMRC. They cover:
- Agent authorisations
- Postal contact
- Missing P35s
- Penalty notices for 2010 returns
- Taxpayers no longer required to submit returns
- Plus 10 or so other ongoing issues.
Come and join the Working Together discussion group if you would like to participate in this online forum. Remember, however, that it is intended to offer concrete evidence and constructive feedback rather than just letting off stream about your frustrations with HMRC. You’ll always have normal article and Any Answers comments to do that.
In a related matter, Rebecca has also asked for members to come forward in Any Answers if they would like to see HMRC provide online access to clients PAYE records.