So much for effective Whitehall predictions of cost cutting. If UK becomes the new tax haven, will it become the Cayman Islands (without the sunshine), relying on dodgy money and tourism for its living. I personally think the Internet is responsible for the vanishing Banks, Utilities Offices, Tax Offices, and next in line be Job Centres. Even the Local Authorities are outsourcing their face to face contact with call centres and internet options.
Tax return: pic Ccedit: BBC
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Do you find it difficult enough to fill in your tax form to meet the revenue’s deadline of Jan 31?
Perhaps you don’t sympathise with tax officials anyway but you would want an efficient, accessible service – both on line and if necessary, in person.
A damning report from Whitehall’s watchdog body, the National Audit Office, reveals you are going to be very lucky to get either in future.
For the government latest economies are going to mean ” a slash and burn ” strategy for the way the Inland Revenue collects your money – with a prime aim of saving money rather than providing a service.
At the moment they are 170 local tax offices – whose buildings are already outsourced to a tax haven based company which grabbed them in 2001 without government ministers even realising who the “tax…
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