Autumn Statement 2015: British Chambers of Commerce wants cuts for tax admin costs

 
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The BCC asked Sajid Javid for new measures to cut the costs of tax administration (Source: Getty)

A leading business group has written to ministers asking for new measures to cut the costs of tax administration in next week’s Autumn Statement.

In an open letter to cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin and business secretary Sajid Javid, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said that the cost of complying with tax requirements has “risen up the ranks” to become one of firms’ “principal regulatory complaints”.

“The cost of complying with the UK’s ever-more complicated tax code has rocketed up the list of business complaints in recent years,” said BCC executive director of Policy Adam Marshall. “Ministers need to put a brake on the number of changes to tax administration and compliance rules, much as they have done with other forms of regulation in recent years.”

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