MPs pile pressure on ministers to simplify the tax system

September 14, 2012 6:07 PM

Our 2020 Tax Commission has been cited in the House of Commons chamber twice this week by MPs urging the Government to simplify the tax system.

Apart from the merit in making an over-complex system more comprehensible for all of us, a simpler system would cost less to administer and massively decrease the incidence of tax avoidance.

Questioning Treasury Minister David Gauke on Tuesday, Esher & Walton MP Dominic Raab (video above) specifically urged the Government to merge National Insurance and Income Tax, on which we have been campaigning for some time.

Alas the Government for now is only willing to look at merging the operation of the dual systems, which is why we will be continuing to keep up the pressure on ministers to implement the proposals of the 2020 Tax Commission which include a full merger of National Insurance and Income Tax amongst many other simplifications.

Yesterday, meanwhile, Wycombe MP Steve Baker (video below) was part of a cross-party chorus from all corners of the House of Commons chamber calling for “radical tax simplification”.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nphani7Gqys 560 315]Our 2020 Tax Commission has been cited in the House of Commons chamber twice this week by MPs urging the Government to simplify the tax system.

Apart from the merit in making an over-complex system more comprehensible for all of us, a simpler system would cost less to administer and massively decrease the incidence of tax avoidance.

Questioning Treasury Minister David Gauke on Tuesday, Esher & Walton MP Dominic Raab (video above) specifically urged the Government to merge National Insurance and Income Tax, on which we have been campaigning for some time.

Alas the Government for now is only willing to look at merging the operation of the dual systems, which is why we will be continuing to keep up the pressure on ministers to implement the proposals of the 2020 Tax Commission which include a full merger of National Insurance and Income Tax amongst many other simplifications.

Yesterday, meanwhile, Wycombe MP Steve Baker (video below) was part of a cross-party chorus from all corners of the House of Commons chamber calling for “radical tax simplification”.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nphani7Gqys 560 315]

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