Last week HMRC cancelled a digital stakeholder event, schedule for the 14th of July, that many believed would have announced the release date of the project’s consultation documents.
CEO Jon Thompson and executive chair Edward Troup were expected to attend the stakeholder conference. However, due the the "turbulent political landscape", they postponed it.
As per AccountancyAge HMRC issued the following notice on 12th July:
“Following the early change of prime minister announced yesterday, HMRC’s executive leadership will need to be available to ministers at all times during the remainder of the week.A convenient excuse for delaying publishing Making Tax Digital documents. This inevitably shortens the amount of time that people will have to scrutinise and comment on the documents.
Unfortunately, this means that we will have to postpone the HMRC Stakeholder Conference on Thursday 14 July. We’re sorry for the short notice and inconvenience, and we will be in touch with a new date as soon as we can.
The political landscape has rapidly changed this week. We currently intend to publish the MTD consultation documents in the summer but understandably it won’t be this week.”
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