After the scandals surrounding HMRC during the Hartnett era you’d think a new culture was needed in the organisation. One that was strongly pro-tax, against abuse and tax avoidance and that indicated a new, straight talking, down the line approach to big business with not a hint of cosiness or chumminess attached.
So who has just been appointed as the new chair of HMRC? Ian Barlow.
Banks must now be split.
Vastly greater government control is needed.
But so are new people on the boards of these banks who can be shown to have the moral leadership to drive a process of reform.
That\’s two jobs he\’s failed to get already today!
Hmm, wonder what\’s driving this? When does that Joseph Rowntree grant run out?