Now, check out this quote from the same article:As someone who runs a small business and had run-ins myself with HMRC - indeed they've resumed proceedings against me again last weekend after 8 months of 'silence', for money I have proved I don't owe - the above quote neatly illustrates the impunity and arrogance with which they act. Despite a jury's verdict they make it clear they don't agree with it and that's it's wrong.
Chris Martin, from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), said outside Southwark Crown Court that the taxman had 'no regrets' about pursuing the case.How creepy is that?
He said: 'We accept the verdicts of the jury but I would like to remind those who are evading tax by using offshore tax havens that it always makes sense to come to talk to us before we come to talk to you.'
Unfortunately the malaise of unaccountability runs deep within our country.