Monday evening, 2nd February at Queens in Edgbaston

Should there be a Tax-dodging bill?

Guest speaker Richard Murphy

richard murphyAfter training and working as a tax accountant Richard Murphy became concerned about the injustice he found and has been one of the leading campaigners for a better system.

He points out that HMRC’s senior management have decided to halve their staff in the decade 2005-2015. Over 30,000 people have already gone. He adds that the tax gap can’t be closed without people to check accounts, visit missing traders, pursue uncollected tax and handle investigations.

As his research has shown, in 2009-10 HMRC asked 1,796,000 companies (out of 2.8 million that existed) to submit tax returns. Only 1,183,000 did submit a return, so 34% of companies asked to submit a tax return did not do so whilst only 42% of all companies actually submitted a return.

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