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Have we got to the stage where it is now considered beyond the pale to employ the services of an accountant or advisor to minimise one’s tax bill?
The Government must encourage a resurgence of enterprise – to enhance the chance of a rapid recovery.
We need to see where it is, root it out and thus show the leadership that has made Britain respected around the world.
Its reputation and market share has taken a buffeting recently, but its position is recoverable.
Doing so would reduce crime, improve tax revenues and boost productivity.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
In this new era of transparency, the Government should now start to dismantle the tax barriers that distort international commerce.
The arguments need to be made again, not for the benefit of rich people but for the benefit of everyone in the UK and around the world.
The Prime Minister’s decision to publish his tax return has big knock-on implications for his colleagues, and perhaps for himself too.
The Prime Minister appears to have done nothing wrong, though he has mishandled the Blairmore Holdings allegations. Here’s how Downing Street could do better.
Plus: The Government’s push to rig the EU referendum: guilty as charged. Cameron and tax: innocent until or unless proved otherwise. And: my shoulder freezes over.
The Panama leak is a boost for tax puritans – and for people like John McDonnell, who are even worse.
If there were a simple way for the exchequers of the world to get their hands on more money, you can be sure they’d have tried it by now.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.