Taxation magazine has published an article written by ARC President – and FDA Vice President – Gareth Hills, on the recent Parliamentary ARC event ‘Delivering for the Nation: Tax myths, challenges and opportunities’.
Hills’ piece is one of four from tax professionals responding to the recent BBC Panorama report on avoidance.
As the article is only available to registered users of the Taxationwebsite, the piece written by Hills is reproduced below:
The Panorama programme was a wasted opportunity, writes Gareth Hills.
Apparently, Panorama attracts an average audience of 2.5m to 3m and it could have been a great chance to start some serious educational and reporting work on complex tax issues.
Instead, the programme resorted to sensationalism, for example by conflating and confusing the use of legitimate reliefs with the statutory maternity pay avoidance that David Heaton was marketing. It seemed to give the mistaken impression…
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