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31st Aug 2023
My apologies David. What I should have said was that people can still call HMRC to access their NI letter, they don't have to use the new online service.
30th Aug 2023
A fair question. The only decent breakdown I can get my hands on is this from Hansard in 2002!
30th Aug 2023
Very happy to provide my source material for the figures. It's in the 2nd section of this impact assessment:
A link was included to it at the very top of the article, but I didn't make the connection between the link and the figures, apologies for that.
9th Aug 2023
Congratulations Tom! Hope it goes really well. Will look forward to hearing about the venue's tech stack in due course :-D
25th Jul 2023
And I've added Hubstaff to the list in the article :-)
10th Jul 2023
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8th Jun 2023
To be fair to Tony, he wrote the article and I put together the headline and standfirst (the paragraph at the top). Am happy to admit when I've got something wrong - will try and avoid the 'H' work in future!
25th May 2023
Intriguing John. Does Inflo do its own UK methodology or use the likes of Mercia etc?
25th May 2023
Thanks for that sbeardon - will amend the piece to reflect this.
18th May 2023
I felt the detractors had their say, both at the top of the piece and in the report itself, so added a bit of balance. I may have gone a bit OTT, but hey, so did the committee!
In my view, this was a missed opportunity. The crypto world has plenty of hucksters and snake oil salesfolk, which makes the snail's pace at which regulatory policy and consumer protection has moved pretty disgraceful.
However, rather than contributing in any meaningful way - and these committees can literally call anyone they like as witnesses - they decided to pull together a few soundbites from 2018, add a bit of FTX (which again, UK consumers weren't protected from) and then make the recommendation that crypto be considered gambling which they know is incredibly unlikely to ever happen for any number of reasons.
It all just felt like theatre rather than anything that will contribute to the wider debate. And in terms of the committee's influence, I'm afraid I've sat through enough sessions on MTD to know they don't really affect Treasury policy in any meaningful way.