Member Since: 31st Oct 2007
17th Sep 2016
They may be consulting, but are they really listening and do they care? I think not. It's just lip service.
22nd Aug 2013
Another rip-off pre pack. When will they be outlawed?
16th May 2013
Chasing tax rates down
If Osborne was serious about tax rates he would act fully sooner. The real villain here is the complicated tax system that, clearly, the government doesn't understand. It also fails to understand that Starbucks et al have a fiduciary duty to their shareholders and they are fully obeying our obscene tax laws in doing so. The government does understand spin which is why critics fall upon these law abiding companies rather than the real villain:HMG.
8th May 2013
Attacking the wrong party
Don't waste time attacking UKIP. They really don't matter. Perhaps Mr Sweetman would care to analyse the lies and procrastination of the arrogant Toffs. Human rights, Lisbon treaty votes, wishy washy referendum promises, gay marriage, climate change taxes, wind farms. I could say more, but suffice to say "it's the economy, stupid"
3rd May 2013
And how many billions did they give away to get it? We know of £0.8bn to Goldman Sachs alone. If only my clients were treated with such generous kick-backs from HMRC
18th Mar 2013
Whilst I approve of HMRC collecting what is rightly due to them, I do feel that they try to bully the small guy while the big guys get away with fortunes. If the advice from Mr Lovell levels the playing field just a little, then it shouldn't be ignored.
I am always amazed at how much VAT and PAYE is owed by football clubs and major liquidations/CVAs etc. It seems like more than one quarter's VAT or month's PAYE. I guess their bullies are too busy with the pond life to chase the big fish.
Great article, and you can rest assured that the institutes won't upset their cosy tea parties by pressing the matter with HMRC
14th Mar 2013
Storm in a teacup
Methinks he protests too much!
10th Oct 2012
It's survival of the fittest
Offer a good value for money service and the lesser mortals will disappear!
1st Oct 2012
SDLT victory for HMRC
I never thought I'd ever say this, but well done HMRC. This was clearly a failed scam from the outset and only large accountancy firms with even larger fees and the greatest optimist of a client would have expected it to work. It was never "avoidance" of which I wholeheartedly approve, but just another clumsy evasion
20th Oct 2011
Well done Taxcalc
Great to see Taxcalc up there with the winners yet again. Let's hope they are not too distracted by their misguided venture into accounts prep!