One particular issue he raised concerned Mike Clasper (the semi invisible Chairman of HMRC). Hetherington asked HMRC whether anyone represents "ordinary PAYE taxpayers" on HMRC's board.
The answer from HMRC was rather interesting in that, for reasons best known to themselves, HMRC lied.
"Our chairman is also chairman of Which?"That's grand, except that Clasper isn't chairman of Which?
Clasper is not even a member of its governing council, instead he chairs an offshoot company (Which? Limited) that handles the commercial activities of Which?, but not Which? consumer campaigns.
Why did HMRC lie about something that could be (and was) so easily checked and proven to be wrong?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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