Archive for the ‘Treasury & Systems’ Category

Finally IR35 under review ..


In 1997 Dawn Primarolo introduced, what many in the IT Contracting industry felt, was flawed regulations for so-called “service companies”.

This was at the same time that federal authorities were repealing similar legislation in the USA.  A MASSIVE movement of technical talent left the UK and for the remaining IT Contractors, they had the burden of unjust “meddling” into their affairs.

Now the Office of Tax Simplification have announced they have looked at this regime and suggested changes to the Chancellor and

Hopefully, this woefully inept piece of tax burden will be removed in the Budget on 23 March 2011 –

Gov Written Answer – #wco Scrutiny (Cabinet Office: Data Protection)


Swinson, Jo raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Scrutiny; Democracy; FoI; LocalGov; Metadata; Technology

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to bring forward legislation to enshrine a right to data, as set out in the coalition agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Other Contacts: Maude, Francis

More information can be read at:

Published: 16/09/2010 00:00:00

Government invites views on tax policies


Today the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP has published nine documents for discussion and consultation relating to tax, following commitments made at the June Budget …

(our suggestions at )

Vince Cable proposes graduate tax


Good to see more of our ideas are feeding through to the policy making machine of Government.

Our concept is that all current loans would be voided and the tax applied to all graduates via an immediate change in tax code.  Retrospective tax collection would not happen, and loans already paid would enable the graduate to have a pro-rata maximum 2 year “graduate tax holiday” in lieu of payments made.

£1.3 billion in Unpaid fines !


Collect them via the benefits and tax systems as I describe at

#ge2010 #thirdchamber Tax Change proposals


Read about out thoughts on tax changes, including Income Tax, Corporation Tax and a new Household Tax Allowance to replace Council Tax Rebates and help lower income households.

Click here for full details:

Robin Hood (Tobin) Tax campaign heating up ..



The campaign for the Robin Hood Tax is heating up, and their video can be seen at

Their page on Facebook is and you can follow them on Twitter at

Details of my suggestion of a Sales Tax to the BBC Newsnight Politics Pen in Nov 2009 – which was agreed by both Lord Digby Jones and Matthew Taylor – can be watched via the BBC website at

The figures I used on the program to explain the original idea from June 2009 can be read here!759A34B078AEE95B!678.entry

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