A helping hand

Bill Dodwell explains how HMRC  is providing useful guidance to  businesses and individuals.

I’ve been hugely impressed with everything HMRC has done since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Office of Tax Simplification effectively stopped going to the office from Tuesday 17 March, shortly before lockdown was declared, and we held a board meeting by video conference on Thursday 19 March. Everyone is working from home and we all have access to our file store and email from home. However, there are just a dozen or so in the OTS team.