Glory, glory!

The little-noticed proposals – originally tucked away in a note to the Budget – mean that from April 2010, taxpayers would no longer be able to sue Revenue & Customs in the High Court to reclaim overpaid corporation, income and capital gains tax.

Yup, if they screw up, if they break the law, you can no longer sue them to get it back.

Ain\’t that wonderful kiddies?

You can no longer hold your own government to account in the independent legal system.

3 thoughts on “Glory, glory!”

  1. You missed out the next line: “…Instead all claims would be subject to a statutory process, which limits the time period for refunds to four years”

    In other words, you can sue them – it’s just that there’s a four-year statute of limitations to file the claim.

  2. You can no longer hold your own government to account in the independent legal system.

    Sadly Tim thinks that British people were ever able to hold their own government to account before. The Inland Revenue claims that lovely legal fiction called “Crown Immunity” for its very own.

    And the UKIP thinks this is better than being ruled from Brussels. I’d say its pretty much the same.

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