HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Monday, 1 October 2018

Mel Stride's Dirty Hands

As loyal readers know, HMRC and the government continue to press ahead with changes to IR35 (relating to loan charges) which amount to a retrospective tax grab going back twenty years.

Mel Stride (Financial Secretary to The Treasury) is quite gung-ho in his support for the retrospective tax grab.

Given Stride's support for this measure, indeed he has opined that tax avoidance is wrong (note it is not illegal), I would have thought that he would be squeaky clean himself.
"if some time ago, you entered into one of these disguised remuneration schemes, where you're basically avoiding tax, there is no reason why we shouldn't collect that money."

However, he isn't squeaky clean at all!

My advice to politicians is as follows, if you intend to start lecturing us on the morality or otherwise of tax matters you need to have clean hands and be seen to have clean hands yourselves!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. Pity they weren't so vocal about expenses claims for duck ponds and porn channels. Nice fat pension to look forward to and a good couple of months off every summer.

    Lovely that he is willing to speak to the peasants