Some of you may have read last week that I personally closed down a tax avoidance scheme that jeopardised £3.2bn pounds.
The report suggests that the tax at stake is less than that, but that’s because they’re taking HMRC’s estimates which are unarguably understated (by a wide margin). Also, the article doesn’t name me but it is widely accepted that I closed this scheme down using the gravitas of my tax expertise.
I note that many lesser tax “campaigners” (as is now official) are claiming some sort of involvement simply for having been asked for a comment by a journalist.
However, once again, the fact that the law needed to be checked with an independent judiciary is down to the lack of Parliament enacting my GRAPIST. This piece of legislative perfection would mean that no taxpayer would ever have recourse through the courts again for any tax matter.
That can only be a good thing.