The reality is that PWC and the other big firms of accountants are not just a threat to the public finances ( although no one could deny that this is true). They are also a fundamental threat to democracy in this country by deliberately putting in places structures that undermine the rule of law in the UK with the intention of denying tax revenues to properly elected governments so that those governments are unable to fulfil their mandate given to them by the UK’s electorate with the intention of ensuring that wealth is redistributed from the majority of people in this country to a minority on whose behalf these firms are acting.
Rule of law? Is anyone at all alleging that the law has been broken?
No? Then the rule of law isn’t being affected then, is it?
Second, only licensed firms should be able to sell tax advice in the UK. Those with links, whether legal or through mutual marketing arrangements, in places that are recognised as tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions should be denied such licences. Only firms that demonstrate a commitment to effective tax compliance, which is always incompatible with tax haven usage, should be allowed to practice tax in this country. Regulatory visits should be maintained to make sure that this is not abused.
Blimey. Telling someone that the tax laws are different in Jersey to become illegal. Slightly fascist isn’t it?