I was speaking at the PCS annual conference today in support of my report written for them on the sheer folly of HMRC sacking staff when we need every penny of tax we can find right now - and when the UK tax gap is £123 billion.
It was good in that context to note that Accountancy Age reporting today that accountants are saying the ConDems can't deliver their tax plans unless there's:
"both a massive shift in policy and increased high-level staffing within HMRC.”
I'd agree with that.
In fact, I think you'd find it hard to find an accountant who disagrees with it.