The latest issue is available [HERE
] along with David Earle's introduction and contents. Why am I, a tax specialist, writing this and what am I doing here with the Working Together Team?
As I happened to have a gap in my diary until summer 2001, I volunteered to spend part of each week working with the Inland Revenue on the Working Together
initiative. They were keen to involve someone from the world outside in contributing to the project directly at national level.
Why am I doing it?If I were completely honest with myself probably because I couldn’t resist working on the other side of the fence! But more importantly, having seen huge changes to the UK tax system in my career so far, I genuinely believe that Working Together can make a real difference of benefit to everyone.
What am I actually doing?Working alongside colleagues from the Inland Revenue who are trying to find solutions to the many issues on the Register and hopefully providing a (sometimes different) tax adviser’s perspective.
What do I hope to achieve? In the short term obviously I hope we will be able to provide some solutions of real value to tax agents generally. For the first time we are being recognised by the Revenue as a group of customers who matter and whose views are worth listening to.
Longer term I hope that the lasting achievement of the Working Together Initiative will be a robust local liaison structure throughout the UK. This should provide early warning of any new national problems that arise enabling them to be sorted out sooner rather than later. Wherever you practice tax, you should have access to this through the various professional bodies or the Revenue’s Network Offices. Not everywhere is covered yet but we are Working Together on it and will publish a report on progress in the next edition.
In the meantime, if you have an issue please do try and raise it locally either with one of the professional bodies or with the Revenue. But if you can’t find anyone to listen and you think the issue may be important nationally, please do contact us
here (contact details are given on the back page).
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