We published a detailed recommendation to abolish NI and make payslips more honest last week. So much more can be done on tax transparency and it really is the one area that the Government can inform the debate on tax with little effort, in keeping with a broader transparency agenda.
Occupy protestors might be getting a hard time from parts of the media, but the Guardian’s Polly Toynbee has been hailed
Councils have spent as much as £1.2 million on award ceremonies such as 'British Parking Awards', the 'International Rose
The Government has launched a crackdown on offshore tax, announcing an agreement with Switzerland to help claw-back billions
Seasoned TPA watchers, though, may have experienced a sense of déjà vu on encountering this supposedly original work.
Those who look in on the website of the so-called Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA), the grassroots equivalent of the Peoples' Front of Judaea, may have noticed that the output of knocking copy aimed at Government - any Government - has fallen recently, although there are still regular attempts to pretend knowledge of jobs merely from job titles, and lectures on economics.
Politicians like Hammond always seem to want to leave a legacy of some sort, it's often an expensive project that taxpayers inevitably have to bankroll, even better if it's really big or fast or purports to be trail-blazing.