Member Since: 18th May 2004
20th Feb 2020
There is an important question for HMRC and Government to answer here. What are the public policy grounds for HMRC to act in such an irrational if not entirely absurd way?
22nd Nov 2019
Were we amused to note that they ignored most of the eye watering cost in their “fully costed” manifesto? Were we amused to note the somewhat fantastical predictions of how much tax their rate increases will actually produce, even before taking into account the likely impact on economic activity of all sorts. No on both counts!
It’s easy enough to copy and paste from the extensive wish list, but where is the in depth analysis?
3rd Aug 2019
I’d stick to the accounting! And for the record the Johnson rant in your headline was addressed at the CBI and related to their remain politicking! And also for the record, most real economists reflect that whilst Brexit will be disruptive appropriate policy responses will take us through it without causing economic Armageddon!
19th Jul 2019
Probably better to not try this with a bunch of moody teenagers! Without getting political I guess you might have identified that government spending isn’t actually limited to current tax, and more controversially that government spending is a choice notionally controlled by a democratic mandate!
3rd Jul 2019
Whether we have a “climate crisis” or not is more in the nature of a religious question. Stern gave us the economic answer to the narrow question of carbon emissions; carbon tax; and that has been implemented. There might be a valid debate about how to account for it, but otherwise this would seem to be Murphy angling for grant funding. Personally I don’t get why you give him the oxygen of publicity.
3rd Jul 2019
No thank you!
10th May 2019
Not surprising. Lot of vendors out there all being pestered by customers to do something. And actually it’s a simple deliverable which should run smoothly, until HMRC realise what they have done, and when they move to the next phase of this pointless project.
17th Nov 2018
The definition of political party for the purposes of this law seems somewhat arbitrary. But presumably a loan rather than a gift would have resulted in a different outcome.
8th Nov 2018
With respect I think that is wrong. There is plenty of VAT fraud opportunity, as evidenced by the regular flow of cases. It is perhaps a simple tax made complex, but the jury is out on that one!
7th Nov 2018
Judging by what regularly hits the courts the suggestion that VAT is not evaded is specious.