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How to simplify tax: in conversation with Angela Knight CBE

Tuesday 5 February 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Angela Knight CBE, Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification.

She was in conversation with Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government, discussing what has been achieved since the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was established in 2010, with a mission to reduce tax compliance burdens.

With a majority of businesses reporting that tax compliance costs have risen, rather than fallen, we asked what more could be achieved, does the Office of Tax Simplification need more teeth to do that and should a democracy give that sort of power to a quango?

Angela Knight is Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification and standing down after three years in the role. She is a former MP for Erewash (1992-1997) and during that time a Treasury Minister.

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