Laura Suter: Sunak on 'one-man mission' to complicate tax system

'Mind-bending'

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The Office for Tax Simplification has a long road ahead of it and Rishi Sunak is making it longer, writes Laura Suter

The long-term plan for the UK's tax system is for it to be streamlined, simpler and far less complicated. But all I can see is that it's gone in the opposite direction over the past few months. The Office for Tax Simplification was set up 12 years ago with the aim of making the tax system simpler and easier for normal people to navigate. It has produced some excellent reports over those years (if that kind of thing interests you) and has made some fairly radical suggestions for relieving our collective tax headaches. But at the moment it feels like Chancellor Rishi Sunak is on a one-m...

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