The Daily Mail printed a story that HMRC had only successfully prosecuted one tax avoider since 2012.
The unit has 380 staff, costs 15 million pounds per year and it would seem are pretty useless. Some MP’s feel that HMRC will just not use the powers they have to take on the rich and powerful, they will take on a vulnerable person who has been over paid a social security benefit through no fault of their own but taking on a wealthy multi millionaire with lots of lawyers is a different story, no let’s go after the poor and vulnerable who have no lawyers. It seems the Public Accounts Committee will be launching an investigation into this shambles, however I suspect that like Chilcott we won’t see anything until 2032 and we’ll be independent hopefully by then.
This just sums up the Tory Government since 2010, one law for us and one law for the rich and powerful, it certainly seems they are protected by the Conservative Party doesn’t it. George Osborne said “We will also target tax evasion and off-shore tax havens… Everyone must pay their share”. obviously that was shit and didn’t apply to David Cameron and family. Pierre Mirabaud, President of the Swiss Banking Association, said “Britain’s legal system allows people depositing money to hide their identities behind a trust system. The consequence of this is that the authorities’ investigations reach no conclusions, because the banks really don’t know who their customers are”. I know who I believe. We had better all get ready for more of the same given the Tories will be in Government for the next 20 years, independence anyone.