I mentioned that a certain retired accountant had written some pieces for The Observer describing how you could in fact organise your affairs in order to reduce your taxes. This, in some contrast to his current public position that one should not reorganise one\’s affairs in order to reduce the tax which is righteously due.
He has responded:
The first was written because I could think of no better way of killing a scheme then being promoted on the professional lecture circuit than to give it publicity. I didn’t have blogs etc in those days. It worked. I call that a success.
Richard\’s point is thus that the best way to close down a tax avoidance scheme is to tell everyone how to use said tax avoidance scheme.
I stand corrected.