Mr.DMS has hit the button dead square on.. I 100% agree with the thread. It is a great pity that politicians are not FORCED to look at their own tax laws instead of waving them through 'on the nod' as it were. Every MP should have at least 25 paragraphs to read and understand of EVERY law written by the hordes of civil servants who actually produce the words. A short 'exam' would soon weed out the failures.
wow... and I thought Snakeoil was dead...! You just have to re-invent the vocab and jargon...! Unbelievable that such rubbish can actually APPEAR..There is no hope... sighs..
Agents Time for a proper LEGAL definition
I can imagine many soothing pints being sunk by the huge army of 'agents' out there who get away with quite incredible tax avoidances and other shady dealings. The maligned HMRC would do the COUNTRY a great favour if it REALLY bit this bullet and made it a legal condition of being an agent that such a person or firm should conduct itself in a proper manner - like a solicitor/accountant/co.director.
I am personally aware of such folk who flit in and out of 'agency' as necessary to cover tax sins and other devilish cons to suit themselves and their buddies. The army of 'em must be laughing all the way to the mattress or box of gold in the garden. The huge 'barter' economy just revels in such glorious slackness on the part of HMRC. ALL legit agents are safe. It is time to take (a) a lead and (b) strong measures. 'Enrol' must cause great gusts of laughter in the pubs and clubs of villainy: "'Ere Bert..? You registered for money laundering yet..? I've got 30 grand waiting for the cleaners...!"