Following this morning's Treasury Select Committee Helen expressed her dismay at HMRC’s proposal to change the filing system for tax returns.
“HMRC’s proposal that SMEs should file tax returns online 4 times a year and be fined if they miss deadlines is a nightmare. The Federation of Small Businesses estimate that this will cost people £2,770 pa. This could put some hill farmers out of business. They seem totally unaware that millions of people are not online due to the government’s failed broadband rollout and their work means they are out of doors all day, not in a cosy office. I really despair - this Tory government seems no more tuned in to small businesses or rural communities than their predecessors.”
You can watch Helen in the Select Committee or by clicking on the image above. This session is part of an ongoing TSC inquiry into UK tax policy and you can find out more about the inquiry by visiting the Treasury Select Committee website here.