Page 5 of the Spring Statement document on Gov.Uk today is entitled 'Tackling tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance'. Page 5 covers Making Tax Digital. Clearly whoever wrote it has completely ignored the representations of the accountancy bodies, the FSB and the scores of witnesses the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee heard or received written evidence from. It was the Committee Chairman, Lord Forsyth himself, who foresaw a 'car crash' if mandation went ahead. It seems that his Committe's very detailed report has been airbrushed out of history and, in its place, a very positive / misleading spin put on the MTD project. Perhaps that's just how politics is today. Have a read yourself.