HMRC urged to cut red tape
HMRC is being urged to spend more on helping companies cope with red tape, amid warnings that plans to make small firms use online tax returns could create more bureaucracy. Adam Marshall, director of policy and external affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, says investment in HMRC’s support for business users should be equivalent to the sums being spent on improving enforcement. He has written to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, to warn that tax administration has “risen up the ranks to become one of the principal regulatory complaints received from businesses across the UK Chamber Network”.
Source: The Mail on Sunday (20/12/2015)