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Sophie Dworetzsky (Charles Russell Speechlys) is not convinced.
There aren’t many upsides to the current situation but using it as an opportunity to reform the tax system could be a silver lining, write Stuart Adam and Helen Miller (Institute for Fiscal Studies).
Ashley Greenbank (Macfarlanes) considers the BPR aspects of the Office of Tax Simplification's IHT report.
Although simplification was the aim, the report has inevitably strayed into matters of policy and it proposes some potentially significant changes, writes Sue Laing (Boodle Hatfield).

The OTS’s recommendations on HMRC guidance provides some hope that in the future reliance on guidance will be less risky, writes Stephen Daly (King’s College London).

Taxpayers need to know where they stand, writes Andrew Hubbard (RSM).

The OTS has published a paper suggesting that some form of PAYE mechanism might be applied to self-employed workers using online platforms to source work. How realistic a possibility is this, given that we have heard only recently that HMRC has halted progress on its ‘dynamic coding’ project to get PAYE right for employees?

Sarah Squires (Old Square Tax Chambers) reports on a Tax Journal event where the OTS shared its mission to make it easier to compute and pay tax.
Jeanette Zaman and Zoe Andrews (Slaughter and May) review recent developments affecting the City.
Paul Morton (Office of Tax Simplification) sets out the OTS’s ambitious plans for its continuing wide-ranging work, particularly looking at the ‘user experience’.