THE NEW "assurance commissioner" who will oversee big tax disputes should be appointed from outside HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), tax experts have said, after the Treasury announced an overhaul of the way it deals with tax settlements.
No! No! No! I say.
We have enough abuse of our tax system from the private sector already. This would be quite absurd.
We cannot have a proper tax system unless it is run by civil servants who are not allowed any significant interaction with the private sector. Let's stop this abuse from outside, right now. We have all seen where that leads already.