HMRC drops a very critical Adam Hart-Davis

Following his recent and widely-reported criticism of HMRC, Adam-Hart Davis has been dropped as the TV figurehead for Self-Assessment.

In a Radio Five Live interview on the morning of 1 February, the organometallic chemist and former Tomorrow’s World presenter used the extended tax deadline to roundly criticise the UK tax system and the formation of HMRC itself.

Hart-Davis said the tax system was too complex, especially for the self-employed, and proposed that a single flat rate of tax would make life a lot easier for taxpayers.

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Got there in the end

clivemacd | | Permalink

He took his time!

gone the same way as Hector and Mrs Doyle

Anonymous | | Permalink

The Revenue took a risk when appointing Mr Hart-Davis in that he was capable of giving reasoned criticism, which he has eventually done. Whats the betting that the fourth representative in eleven years is another cartoon or faceless voice.