Time to reboot

Jeremy Mindell asks if we should change the mandate of the Office of Tax Simplification for the next ten years

The OTS celebrates its 10th birthday on 20 July. It was set up by the Coalition government with the express purpose of trying to simplify the UK tax system. Watching ‘Fantasia, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ in lockdown with my children reminded me of the efforts of the OTS. 

As Mickey Mouse draws out one barrel of water, 100 brooms chuck in a barrel of water each, overwhelming Mickey. The comparison to the OTS is apposite.