I don't know if anyone else saw this letter from Theresa Middleton (HMRC Director Making Tax Digital) in today's Daily Telegraph.
A really good example of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story. You think she might have read the House of Lords reports since she is widely quoted in them
Peter Coveney (Letters 16 January) suggests that thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses are not digitally sophisticated enough to file tax returns online. This is not HMRC's experience, which has shown an increasing appetite for our digital services among small businesses.
Making Tax Digital will make a positive difference, reducing the avoidable errors that some businesses make in their tax returns. Some £9 billion is lost in this way each year. The scheme will also make it easier for businesses to manage their tax - saving time that can be devoted to maximising opportunities - and help foster good financial planning.