Gavin Hinks, Accountancy Age, Tuesday 20 July 2010 at 08:38:00

Government pushes ahead with simplification startegy


The Chartered Insitute of Taxation's director of tax, John Whiting, has beenappointed to help run the Treasury's Office of Tax Simplification.

Whiting joins former Treasury minister Michael Jack in being charged withfinding ways reducing the complexity in the tax system for small businesses andpropose alternatives.

The appointments are due to be announced at the press conference this morningat the Treasury.

Jack and Whiting will be responsible for recruiting full time civil servantsto staff the new office and persuade accountancy firms to second staff to help.

The Times reports this morning that Treasury minister David Gaukewill say that the new office will assist government in making reforms.

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